Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing and matching selection tools, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
One of the most valuable lessons I can share with you, when it comes to creating …selections in Photoshop is that it is possible to mix and match a variety of …selection tools and techniques as you build up to the final selection. …Let me give you an example of what I mean. …In this case, for example, I would like to create a selection of this taxicab in …the foreground. I can choose my Quick Selection tool and …paint across the taxi in an effort to produce a good selection. …But as you can see no matter how careful I am I'm not getting a perfect result.…
Now, part of that is simply that I need to modify my selection. …For example the shadow here got included in this selection so I can hold the Alt …key on Windows or the Option key on Macintosh and then paint across that …shadow to remove it from the selection. This improves the result, but there's …still some work to be done. If we zoom in over here, for example, …we'll see that we're missing the mirror, and a portion of the window, I'll reduce …
- 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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