Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting from a channel, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
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I'm going to share with you what has become easily my favorite selection technique. …It doesn't work in every single situation where I need to create a selection, but …it works a surprisingly large percentage of the time. …All it takes is to have a little bit of color difference between the area you …want to select, and the area that you don't want to select and this technique …works great. And it's based on creating a selection …from one of the channels that comprise your overall image. …As I'm sure you're aware, in Photoshop we're generally working with RGB images …which means we have a red, a green, and a blue channel for each image defining the …amounts of red, green, and blue light for each pixel.…
We can use those channels as the basis of a selection. …Let's take a look at the channels here to see which one might create a good …selection for us. I'll click on the red channel first, so …that we can see only the red channel and you can see clearly. …If I want to create a selection of this daffodil and its stem, this channel is …
- 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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