Quick Mask is your friend


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Quick Mask is your friend

Now, when you make a basic selection in Photoshop, it does its best to show you and reflect what the actual selection looks like. Well, let's get the Rectangular Marquee tool and I will tell you what I am talking about here. If I go ahead and make a selection, a rectangular shape, it's pretty easy to see that what's inside the rectangle is selected and what's outside the rectangle is not. That's fine when you just have basic shapes with hard edges, but when you start wanting to make a soft edged selection, where there is transparency involved, where something might be only partially selected then the marquee kind of is problematic.

It kind of lies to you. So, let's say I wanted to create a classic vignette effect, where this fades off over a wide range of pixels to a transparent background or to a white background. Instead of having a hard edge, I want this to be a very soft transition. Now, the typical way that people do that when they first start out is they mak...

Quick Mask is your friend
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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 CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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