Making selections from layers


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Making selections from layers

Did you know that you could steal selections from a layer and use them on other layers? Let me give you an example. So let's say that I wanted all of these images to be black and white but leave this one in color. Well, how would I do that? Well, I'm going to begin by applying a Black and White adjustment layer and we are going to put that at the top of the layer stack here. So that it affects all the layers below it. So I'm going to go to my Adjustments panel and there is a black and white adjustment layer. I'm just going to go with the defaults. I could tweak the settings but for demo purposes I'll just leave it as is. Now I'll collapse the Adjustments panel just by clicking on the dark gray area here.

So you can see I've got the adjustment layer here with a layer mask applied to it. What I want to do is borrow a selection from one of these layers and fill that selection with black to protect it, so that it remains in color. All you need to do to steal a...

Making selections from layers
Video duration: 3m 29s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Making selections from layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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