Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving and loading selections, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
Sometimes selections take virtually no time at all to create, and sometimes they …can take a long time to get just right. But in either case, I prefer to have that …selection saved so that I can always get back to it later. …Of course, if I'm using the selection as a basis of a layer mask, I actually …always have that selection saved by virtue of the layer mask basically …representing the selection. Let's take a look, though, at how we can …save and load selections in our images. I'll just create a very quick and simple …selection here. I'll use the Quick Selection tool, and …I'll paint across the sky. We'll just assume that this is a perfect selection.…
Obviously, I've got some brush down below that's a little bit problematic, so I …would want to spend a little bit more time optimizing this selection. …But let's just assume that it's perfect or at least that we're done working with …it right now and so we want to save the selection for later. …To do so, I can simply choose Select > Save Selection and then type a name for …
- 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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