Turning selections into layers


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Turning selections into layers

Pretty common thing to do is to turn a selection into a layer. So let's begin by making a rectangular selection here. One thing I haven't covered yet is you can actually dial in a specific ratio or a specific size. So I want to create a snapshot type effect here where it looks like multiple snapshots have been taken and layered on top of each other. So I want my ratio to be, like a 4 X 6. So I'll do 6 X 4. Just hitting the Tab key to go the Height field and lock that in. Now regardless of the selection area I draw, it's always going to be proportional to that 4 X 6. Again, as a reminder if you hold down a Spacebar, you can reposition that selection as you draw it, okay.

So here's my first selection, okay. And I might want to transform that selection. So I've right-clicked or Ctrl -clicked on the middle of the selection to choose Transform Selection and I'm just going to rotate this about 7 degrees or so. Then I'll hit Apply to dial in that transformation....

Turning selections into layers
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Turning selections into layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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