Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Inverting a selection, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
It's perfectly natural that when you want to create a selection of a particular …area in a photo, you focus your attention on that specific area. …However, often you'll find that it is far simpler to create a selection of the area …you don't want to work on rather than the area you do want to work on. …In this lesson, I'll show you an example of just such a situation and also show …how simple it is to start with a selection you don't want. …And convert it into a selection of what you do want. …In this image, I'd like to apply an adjustment to the foreground wheat as …well as the barn. I'm happy with the appearance of the sky, …but I'd like to enhance contrast for the rest of the image.…
Theoretically, that means I might try to create a selection of the barn and the …wheat, but that's not necessarily going to be the easiest selection to make. …The sky in this case would be very easy to select. …I'll choose my Quick Selection tool and then simply paint across the sky in order …to create a selection of that sky. Look's like I got a great result here but …
- 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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