Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding selections and masks, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
As a Photoshop user, selection is a term that you have no doubt heard many…times, and you may already have some experience using selections in your own work.…But did you ever ask yourself, just what is a selection?…Let's take a brief look under the hood to find out what this thing called a…selection really is and what its relationship is to a mask.…To start that exploration, I will make a simple selection, using the Elliptical…Marquee tool from the toolbox.…I will move into the image.…I am going to hold down the Option key and drag to create a selection in the…shape of an oval, from the center out.…
The dashed animated selection boarder that you see is known as the marching ants.…The area inside the marching ants will be affected by any changes I make to the…image, and the area outside the marching ants will be protected from those…changes, and that's basically what a selection is.…It's the area of the image that will be affected by my changes.…The marching ants aren't the selection itself;…
- 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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