Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing and matching selection tools, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
I've noticed a tendency among many photographers to try to use a single …selection tool until they've created a perfect selection. …And that's not always the best approach. In fact, mixing and matching selection …tools, and make it much, much easier and much faster to create the selection …you're trying to produce. Let me show you just a brief example. …And I don't want you to worry too much about the specifics of what I'm doing, …but rather just to understand the basic concept here, which I think will serve …you well as you learn to use a variety of different selection tools.…
I'll start off by choosing the Quick Selection tool. …And then I'll simply click and drag across this door handle. …And by dragging over a variety of different areas I'm able to produce a …reasonably good selection of that door handle. …However, you can probably already tell by taking a look at the selection as it's …being created, it's not exactly perfect. You might be tempted then to continue …working with the quick selection tool until the selection seems perfect. …
- 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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