Selecting colors with the Color Range command


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Selecting colors with the Color Range command

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...

Selecting colors with the Color Range command
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Selecting colors with the Color Range command provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

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Photography
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