Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Refine Edge command, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
The Refine Edge command is largely responsible for the fact that the Extract …filter is no longer installed by default with Photoshop. …In this lesson, I'll show you how powerful the Refine Edge command is which …will likely change the way you work and make you realize that Refine Edge really …is powerful enough to possibly make the Extract filter obsolete. …I'll start by creating a selection. In this case, naturally, I want to create …a selection of this burrowing owl but I'm going to start with a selection of the background. …I'll use my Quick Selection tool and simply paint around the background behind …the owl here in an attempt to get a good selection.…
As you can see, the selection is far from perfect, especially along the front edge …of the bird here. We see that it didn't quite get it right. …We can use the Refine Edge command to help improve this selection significantly. …I'll start by clicking the Refine Edge button on the Options bar. …And this button is available on the Options bar for all of the Selection …
- 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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