Adding transparency to image files is important to many users. One of the things you can do with an alpha channel is to create a mask. How do you use selections to create the alpha channel mask? In this video, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to best utilize the Select and Mask workspace in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.
- In our last module, I introduced you to…the Select and Mask workspace.…This is a newer edition to Photoshop CC, and…it's quite useful.…Let's jump into that again.…If you're working on an object, or a layer or a mask,…you have the ability to enter the Select and Mask workspace.…This can be done a few different ways.…With any selection tool chosen, you'll see Select and Mask,…which allows you to create or refine a selection.…You'll also find this available under the Select menu.…
If you want to jump into this easily, from your…Photoshop Preferences, which can be accessed with…Command or Control K, you can choose the Tools category.…This allows you to choose an option here to Double Click…a Layer Mask to enter the Select and Mask workspace.…So now, any of those commands can be used to go into…Select and Mask.…You'll see that a new user interface opens.…On the left are a variety of tools.…For example, the Quick Selection tool, which we briefly…looked at.…
The ability to refine the edge, so now as I…paint over an edge, it re-analyzes those pixels.…
- 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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