Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting image luminosity, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
With just one click, you can create a selection based on the luminosity, or tonal…qualities of a photograph.…You might do that in order to brighten just the highlights or bring back…detail in just the shadow areas, or you might get even more creative, using a…luminosity selection to create a split- toned image in which the highlights are…tinted gold and the shadows are tinted dark blue, as I will show you how to do in this movie.…Before I make a luminosity selection, I'm going to make this image look like a…black-and-white image, because split toning just works better on a…black-and-white image than it does on a color image.…
I'm not actually going to convert the image from color to black-and-white, but…I am going to add a Black & White adjustment layer above the Background layer…that contains the image.…I'll go up to the Adjustments panel, and I'll click the Black & White…adjustment layer icon there.…That adds this Black & White adjustment layer and changes the controls in the…Adjustments panel to those for black-and-white.…
- 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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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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