Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting a tree-lined sky, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
When I captured this image in Yosemite Valley, I was glad the trees were there …at the top of the ridge, providing some interesting texture and framing for the …waterfall but when I decided I wanted to darken the sky a little bit, suddenly I …wished the trees weren't there. In this lesson, we'll take a look at how …we can approach a challenging selection such as this one. …At first glance, you might think the quick selection tool would be a godo …option here but the problem is that we have lots of discontiguous areas. …Areas of sky that are isolated in between the branches of the tree.…
The quick selection tool is not able to create a non contiguous selction so we …would need to add all of those areas to the selection. …Instead the magic wand tool might be a good choice. …But in this case, I think I'm going to use a channel based selection, as a …better alternative that gives me just a little more control over the process. …So I'll go over to the channels panel and I'll review the individual channels. …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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