Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Inverting a selection, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
As you're creating selections in Photoshop for a variety of different …purposes, one of the things I really encourage you to keep in mind is that …sometimes it's easier to select what you don't want than what you do want. …For example with this image, let's assume that I wanted to apply some adjustments …that only affect the goose. That would call for creating a selection …of the goose, and then applying some targeted adjustments based on that selection. …But the goose would be a little bit tricky to select. …There's a variety of different color and tonal values throughout the goose that …would make it a little bit difficult, at least in concept, to create good selection.…
The sky, on the other hand, is relatively monochromatic. …There's not a whole lot of variation in that sky and so the sky would by quite …easy select. Rather than getting caught up trying to …create a selection of the goose, we can simply create the selection of the sky …and then invert it. I'll go ahead and choose the Magic Wand tool. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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