Once you have created your selection, you may find the need to refine it. This way, you can be more precise in what is selected. What is a technique for refining your selection? In this video, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the Quick Mask tool to refine your selection in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.
- The quick mask command…is based upon a traditional ruby lip mask…used in printing,…but in Photoshop you're not stuck…with just using a red color.…You could change the color and the density…to make it easy to pre-visualize…what the selection is going to look like.…Let's open up the next two images.…You'll see a landscape image,…and in processed I've actually…knocked things down a little bit with the sky.…Alright, easy enough.…Let's jump on over, and what I want to do here…is make a simple adjustment.…
I'm going to do this by adding a gradient layer.…I'll choose the default black to white gradient…and adjust the angle.…Remember, you can also click on the gradient itself…to move it up or down.…Let's click OK,…and set that into multiply mode to drop out the lights.…We'll lower the opacity slightly,…and you see by double clicking on that…I can still adjust where that gradient is placed,…creating a nice horizon.…
That looks good,…but I want to do a little bit of adjustment here.…I want to make sure that that's only applied to the sky…
- 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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