Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining an adjustment mask, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
When you're trying to apply a targeted adjustment or even create a composite …image were the subject has a relatively crisp definition, things aren't all that challenging. …For example the smoke stacks would be relatively easy to select, because they …have a relatively crisp edge, there is a very clear delineation between smokestack …and sky. The grasses down below, however, …represent a different matter altogether. This is a classic problem, a fuzzy …subject, whether that's hair, feathers, fur, grasses, tree branches, whatever it …may be, when you've got small details and you want to select one portion of the …image across those details, for example the sky versus the grasses.…
And that can be a little bit of a challenge. …However, the ability to refine a mask makes these sorts of challenges not all …that challenging. Let's take a look. …I'm going to apply an adjustment that affects only the sky. …I'll use the Magic Wand tool to create that selection, so I'll click and hold my …mouse on the button for the Quick Selection tool. …
- 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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