Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Selections, alpha channels, and layer masks, oh my!, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
The ability to create selections and utilize layer masks in Photoshop is …easily one of the most powerful features available for optimizing your …photographic images. And of course, layer masking has a …reputation as being a little bit challenging. …And sometimes the concepts related to layer masking might seem challenging as well. …But they're actually a little bit easier than you might think. …First off let's consider what a selection is. …In essence a selection is simply a way of telling Photoshop which area of an image …you want to work with. I've saved a selection for this image.…
So I'm going to go to the Select menu and load that selection for the poppy. …For the moment, don't worry at all about exactly what I'm doing. …I just want you to understand the concepts related to layer masks and selections. …So just sit back and take in some of these details. …Here's the selection. It identifies the poppy. …You'll notice this outline that's often referred to as the marching ants. …And that animated line defines the boundary of the selection. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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