Do you have an image where you made a selection in Adobe Photoshop that could be used for several different things? If so, you can use the Save Selection command to save it for future use. In this video, Richard Harrington walks through how to use the Save Selection command to save a selection to an image.
- Let's go back to an example we were working with earlier.…I'm going to take an image that has one selection…and use the Save Selection command to combine them together.…You might recall earlier we made a selection with the reds.…In this case, we've got the reddish tones.…But I didn't like how the brick was being handled.…Well, I can also make a selection for the brick,…and that's what happened here.…Now let's apply a slight blur to that,…so it's a little softer.…
And now we're going to combine 'em.…If I Command + Click to load this selection,…I can now use the Save Selection command.…Select, Save Selection.…Now, what I'm going to do is target how this merges.…Rather than making a new channel,…I'll just target the red channel.…And I'm going to tell this to add to the channel.…Now, you can use this to swap out…the existing selections, combine them,…subtract them so that it removes this area from the reds,…or even intersect so it creates overlap.…
But in this case, clicking Okay is going to do a better job.…Now my reds channel from before has been cleaned up.…
- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Are Selections?
2. Getting Started with Selection Tools
3. The Wand Tools
4. Refining a Selection
5. Power User Techniques
6. Creating Selections with Channels
What are channels?3m 43s
7. Face-Aware Liquify
Final thoughts1m 17s
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