Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Select All, Deselect, and Reselect, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…To begin with, let's start with the simplest selection command,…which is the ability to select all of the pixels.…This is going to allow you to easily copy the contents from…one document to another, or even within a document, make a duplication.…You see here, I've taken an initial photo of a…bird, and I've layered in a bit here with a splash.…As well as a Gradient on top,…just to provide a bit of focus. Let's go ahead and build that up.…To start, I have my splash here.…
This is just a shot of water being sprayed in a fountain.…I'll go ahead and choose Select > All, to…make the initial selection and then, Edit > Copy.…I can now switch over to my other document and…choose Edit > Paste. And you see that it adds the splash in.…Now in this case, the splash is…not necessarily going in the right direction, so…I might want to rotate the canvas a bit and that's pretty easy to do.…I'll press Cmd+T for Free Transform, and then Cmd- to zoom out a little bit.…
Let's rotate that,…and really get it so the water looks like it's falling a bit.…
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- 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