Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming a selection, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…Sometimes as you work with a selection, you'll find the…need to transform it in order to adapt the shape.…Perhaps you made an initial selection with one tool, and then realized that it needs…to be skewed or scaled or perspective adjusted…in order to actually achieve an accurate selection.…In this case here, I have an almost circular image that needs to be selected.…I also have an area here…in the barn where we're looking through to the inside and I'd like…to darken it down a bit, as you see in the image here below.…
Let's go ahead and start with this image.…To start, I'll make an initial selection with the marquee tool.…And what looks like a rectangle.…Quickly, you'll see that it's actually not rectangular.…To transform this, I'll choose select transform selection.…And now, it becomes pretty easy to adjust.…And what I want to do is right click and choose Distort.…Now each corner can be freely moved. This makes it easy to create…a more accurate selection that describes the opening in the side of the barn.…
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- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command