Inverting selections


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Inverting selections

Before you make a selection, my advice is to take a second to analyze the image, and consider whether it's going to be easier to select what you're ultimately after, or the opposite of what you're after. In this case, for example, I'd like to select the foreground items: the stoplights and the street sign. But I'm guessing that it's going to be quicker and easier to select that solid color background, the light-blue sky, then to use the Invert command to invert that selection to select the foreground items. I'll give it a try using the Magic Wand tool.

With the Tolerance option in the Options bar set to its default of 32, I'll click in the blue sky. That selects most of the sky on the first click. I'll hold down the Shift key, and I'll click in this area down here that wasn't included in the initial selection. That's an almost perfect selection of the sky. But my ultimate goal isn't to select the sky in this case; it's to select the foreg...

Inverting selections
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Inverting selections provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

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