Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing a sky, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
Here is another situation in which selections come in handy, and that's when you…use the Paste Into command to replace a plain-colored sky with the sky that has…more visual interest.…This is a photograph by John Lorenz photography that has some really strong…shapes, but it has a plain-colored sky.…I'd like to see how this image looks with the sky more like this, one that's has…the visual interest of clouds.…So I would like to show you an easy way to use selections to replace a sky.…In the image of the roof, I am first going to select this plain-colored sky, and…because it's all one color, I am pretty sure that the Magic Wand tool, which…selects based on color and tone, will do a good job here.…
I'll get the Magic Wand tool from behind the Quick Selection tool in the toolbox.…Then with the magic wand, I'll click inside of the sky, and that immediately…selects all of the blue pixels that are similar in color and tone to the…pixel on which clicked.…Next, I am going to switch to the sky image, and here I am going to select the entire image.…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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