Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Grow, smooth, and feather a selection, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…While it may sound a bit simplistic, I often…like to say that life's a bit squishy, and what…I mean by that is that selections and the edges…on the objects we're looking at are rarely very hard.…This means that you need to have a gradual transition between the…edge and the background or the color and the blending of the color.…Oftentimes, a telltale sign of poor digital manipulation…is hard edge selection.…So, let me show you a couple of techniques to refine it.…
We're going to go ahead and grow, smooth, and feather a selection.…That's what I've done here.…I'm going to go ahead and pop this logo on the side of the plane.…Or, in this case here, I'm going to select the tree area and…pull it down a bit so there's more attention on the iguana.…Alright,…let's close those end states, and we'll jump right in.…Cmd+0 here to fill the frame, and under…the Channels panel there's already a rough selection made.…You can Cmd or Ctrl+click on its thumbnail to load it.…
And then switch back to layers.…Let's go ahead and apply a hue…
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- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command