Select with Focus Mask Photoshop CC (2013)


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Selecting with Focus Mask

Another great way to quickly make a selection can be found under the Select menu. We'll choose Focus Area. And Focus Area automatically analyzes the image, looking for areas of the image that are in focus, and it keeps those areas selected. Once it does its automated process, you can go ahead and change the parameters here for the in focus range. If I wanted to tell it to grab more things in focus, I would move it over to the right. As we can see here though, it now thinks that the background is in focus, so that's gone too far.

If I move back over to the left, then it starts eating away at more of the boot. So I'll go ahead and click on the Auto button again and then I'll refine it with my two painting tools. The one on the top will allow me to add to the selection. So I will click and paint in the boot heel area to add that to my selection. I could also move down here, to the toe of the boot, and just quickly paint over this area here, in order to try to add it.

If it adds too much, th...

Selecting with Focus Mask
Video duration: 3m 10s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Selecting with Focus Mask provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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