Improving a selection with Refine Edge


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Improving a selection with Refine Edge

So, the Quick Selection tool is really cool. It's a fast way to select something out of a background. But typically, you don't want to use the Quick Selection tool just by itself. It's really meant to be a starting point. And then what you want to do is move on to refine the edge and make it a higher quality edge. So, let's take a look at what I am talking about. I am going to type a W to get my Quick Selection tool, or I can click the fourth tool from the top there. And again, I am just going to very quickly drag through this guy in the background to select him. We will drag through his hand to add that to the selection, and drag through his arm, and get his shirt as well, and then we will go ahead and add his foot to that selection.

So, just a couple of clicks and drags. I get that selection again with the Quick Selection tool. You will notice though that once I have something selected, I have the Refine Edge button available to me in the Options bar. And if I click that bu...

Improving a selection with Refine Edge
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Improving a selection with Refine Edge provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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