Refining the selection and building a mask


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Refining the selection and building a mask

In the previous movie, we created a good selection of the sky. Yet if we go into refine edge, as I'm going to do here. We won't actually be able to see the results very well. Let me show you what I mean. So here, when I click on refine edge, we can view this selection a few different ways, by going to our view mode pull down menu. What I want to do is view this on layers. Now when I view this on layers, what I see is that it's actually replacing the opposite of what I want it to replace. Rather than replacing the sky, it's keeping the sky, and replacing everything else.

So, what we need to do, is to cancel out of refine edge and after we've built our selection, we actually need to invert that. There's a really easy way to do that. You go up to the select pull down menu, and in the select pull down menu, we click on the menu item for inverse. So again that's select and then inverse. Now, that we have everything else selected, what we can then do is go back to refine edge. Now he...

Refining the selection and building a mask
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Refining the selection and building a mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Portrait Project: Changing a Sky Background

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