Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting colors with the Color Range command, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
The Color Range command is a way to make a selection based on color that gives…you lots of interactive control as you make your selection.…In this case, I'd like to change the color of just this purple thistle in the…foreground, adding some yellow to it to make it stand out.…I'll go up to the Select menu, and I'll choose Color Range.…That opens the Color Range dialog box.…Notice that my Localized Color Clusters control is unchecked.…If you're following along, uncheck yours for now too.…I am going to start making a selection of that foreground thistle by using…the Eyedropper tools.…
I'll click once with the default eyedropper, and that begins by selection.…And I can see a preview of the selection as it currently stands, here in the…Preview area of the Color Range dialog box.…To add to that selection, I'll get the next eyedropper, the Add to Selection…eyedropper, or I can just hold the Shift key on my keyboard.…And with that eyedropper, I'm going to click and drag over the other parts of…this purple thistle.…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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