Preparing the ground


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Preparing the ground

In this lesson, we'll begin by isolating the cover of the magazine in this girl's hands. So we can make a new layer from it to use as the base for our Smart Object. Let's zoom in on it. Oh, we'll begin by using the Quick Selection tool and that's nested behind the Magic Wand tool in the toolbar. As we drag it over the white area, we can see it very quickly snaps to the edges of the area we want to select. Let's use the Refine Edge dialog to tidy that up a little. We can Smooth it, but that has the result of softening the edges. So let's increase the Contrast as well to tighten them up slightly. And there's our selection.

If we zoom in further, we can see its not exactly as we want it yet. It doesn't reach right down behind this thumb or in fact behind the other thumb. And we can fix that most easily by going into Quick Mask. Press Queue on the keyboard or click the Quick Mask icon at the bottom of the tool bar. Now we're in Quick Mask...

Preparing the ground
Video duration: 2m 53s 2h 13m Intermediate

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Preparing the ground provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Steve Caplin as part of the Photoshop CS5 Smart Objects Workshop

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Design Photography video2brain
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Photoshop
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