Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming selections, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
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Oftentimes, your initial selection won't exactly fit the image content that…you're trying to select.…That's when the Transform Selection command comes in handy.…To show you how that command works, I'd like to select just the placard on this…newsstand, so I can brighten only that area of the photograph.…I'll start by selecting the Rectangular Marquee tool in the toolbox, and…dragging out an initial, rough selection.…Because the photograph was taken at an angle, this rectangular marquee selection…doesn't exactly match the image content that I want to select.…
That's okay, because I'm going to use the Transform Selection command to change…the size and the shape of this initial selection.…I'll go up to the Select menu, and I'll choose Transform Selection.…Now, keep in mind that this command is different than the transform commands…that are found under the Edit menu.…Those commands are used to transform image content, but here, I just want to…transform the selection border.…I'll choose Transform Selection, and that adds a bounding box with anchor points…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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