Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Selections, alpha channels, and layer masks, oh my!, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
Selections are a bit of an abstract concept. …Especially, since a Selection never seems to exist in a tangible form. …And yet, in the concept of pixels, a Selection is indeed a tangible object. …In this lesson, I'll demonstrate the concept of Selections and how they …actually exist within Photoshop. In the process, I'd like to clarify a …common point of confusion. Quite often, I find that photographers …are under the impression that a Selection exists as part of a given Image layer. …In fact, photographers are often lead to believe that a Selection actually becomes …part of a Pixel layer or that a Selection can only be created if a particular Image …layer is active. Selections are not a part of an Image …layer, but that doesn't mean a Selection isn't tangible within Photoshop.…
It just means that the reality of a Selection's existence is often hidden …from view. Let's take a look at this little mystery. …We'll start with a Selection. I'll go ahead and load a Selection I've …already saved by choosing Select > Load Selection from the menu. …
- 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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