Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Grow and Similar commands, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
In this lesson, we're going to explore the Grow and similar commands for …modifying selections. These commands are actually closely …related to the Magic Wand tool but they provide some options for refining your …selections without the use of other tools. …I'll start off by choosing my Quick Selection tool and creating a basic …selection of part of the peppercorn here. As you can see I don't even have the …entire peppercorn selected, let alone other peppercorns, of similar color. …If I choose Select > Grow from the menu, this selection will be expanded to …include similar colors within the same contiguous area.…
In other words, it's quite similar to using the Add to Selection option with …the Magic Wand tool but with the Contiguous option turned on so that only …contiguous areas will be selected. When I choose Select > Grow, you'll see …that the selection grows to include other areas of this peppercorn but only …contiguous areas, areas adjacent to the original selection. …I'll press Ctrl + Z on Windows or Cmd + Z on Macintosh, to take a step back to the …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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