Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Select, then paint, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
As you start exploring some of the incredible possiblities related to …composite images, or even targeted adjustments using layer masks in …Photoshop, you might come to the conclusion that you sort of have two approaches. …You can either paint a layer mask manually. …Or you can use a selection as the basis of a layer mask. …And what I want to demonstrate in this lesson is that you can actually mix and …match both of those techniques. Let me show you what I'm talking about …we'll assume that I want to take this pink flower and essentially extract it …from the background, put it all by itself on a different background perhaps.…
So I'm going to start with a selection, because I think that might be the easiest approach. …I'll go ahead and choose the Quick Selection tool from the toolbox, and then …I'll adjust the brush size a little bit using the left and right square bracket …keys as needed. Left square bracket key to reduce the …size of the brush. And the right square bracket key to …increase the size of the brush. And then I'll simply paint across the …
- 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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