Select from a channel Photoshop Layers


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Selecting from a channel

You're probably already aware that the color information in our photos comes from individual channels. A typical image has a red, green, and blue channel, each of which indicate the intensity of red, green, or blue light that is reflected in each pixel. In other words, those channels define the actual color for each pixel in our images. But we can also use that information to create a selection. Let me show you how. We'll start off by going to the channels panel, if your Channels panel is invisible, you can choose it from the Window menu.

And then we're gong to click on each of the individual channels for this image. First, I'll click on the thumbnail for the red channel, so that I can take a look at that channel, and see if it might be a good candidate as a starting point for my selection. In this case, that's certainly not the case. I want to create a selection of this poppy including the stem. And you can see that on the red channel, parts of the poppy are very bright relative...

Selecting from a channel
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Selecting from a channel provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

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