Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting and adjusting areas of a photo, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
In most cases, when I want to apply an adjustment that only affects a portion of …the image, I prefer to start with a selection. …That enables me to be a little bit more precise in the adjustment, but it's also, …in many cases, simply a lot easier. I can create a selection often faster …than I could paint over an entire area that I want to adjust. …Let's take a look at how we can use a selection as the basis of a targeted adjustment. …For this image, I'd like to darken up the sky, maybe add a little bit of contrast …to it, and so I'm going to use the Quick Selection tool in order to create a …selection of the sky. I'm not going to worry about the area …inside the lamps here. I think that'll be fine just as it is.…
But I would like to darken the sky down a little bit. …So with my selection created all I need to do is add an adjustment layer. …Adjustment layers come with a layer mask by default. …That layer mask is normally filled with white, meaning that the adjustment will …affect the entire image. But if we have a selection active when …
- 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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