Select Soft-Edged Objects With Refine Edge Photoshop CS6


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Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge

In order to select a soft-edged object like this dog, we can go ahead and start with a Quick Select tool, but when we go to Refine Edge we are going to need to make some adjustments. So we can select the Quick Select tool in the toolbar, we can tap the W key and I am just going to start by clicking in this head area and then following down the back of the dog, grabbing some of the tail, and then coming back over here to make sure that we have both of his paws and the right-hand side here as well as both of the eyes. Okay, so I have selected a little bit too much down in the foreground, I can either switch to the Subtract from Selection tool or we can just hold down the Option or the Alt key and remove this area here.

I am going to go up a little bit higher there, okay. So if you know that you're going to use Refine Edge and you know that you have a soft-edged object, you want to make sure that you select all of the object and not too much of the background. So for example, in the tail ...

Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge
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Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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