Drawing a geometric selection outline


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Drawing a geometric selection outline

In this exercise, we are going to select the moon using the Elliptical Marquee tool. I've gone ahead and saved my Sky with guide as Sky with guide.jpg, found inside the 08_selections folder. It does have a guideline down the center of it. If you don't see that guideline, it's because it's hidden. So you would press Ctrl+Semicolon, or Command+Semicolon on the Mac, to bring it back. Alright. Let's switch over to Full moon.jpg found inside the 08_selections folder as well. Now, when you see a central subject like this one, set against a plain background, whether white or black or some other color, it's very tempting to go at it using one of the automated selection tools, whether the Quick Selection tool or the Magic Wand tool.

The problem with both of these tools is that they generate fairly ratty selection outlines. That is jagged and sort of squarish as well. That's not going to work out for our nicely contoured rounded moon shape right here. So we might as wel...

Drawing a geometric selection outline
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Drawing a geometric selection outline provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design Photography
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