Quick Mask is your friend


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Quick Mask is your friend

If you've watched a few videos by me, you've probably picked up that every once in a while I have some pet peeves about Photoshop and this video is about one of those pet peeves. Specifically, that the marching ants, when you draw a selection and you get what we call the marching ants here, those lie to you. They really are not a very accurate representation of what your selection really looks like. Now in the case of just a rectangular selection, probably not a big deal, the lie isn't that big. But let's say I wanted to create a vignette effect, you know, where the edges fall off, fade out to transparency and you have a nice soft feather effect. So what most people do is they make a selection, but before they are going to apply a feather to their selection.

So my problem with the Feather command here is that you are flying blind. You've really no idea of what this feather is going to look like but let's just run with it for now. We'll put in a pixel, let&#...

Quick Mask is your friend
Video duration: 4m 22s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Quick Mask is your friend 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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