Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Color Range command to select a color, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…The color range command is one of my favorite ways to work in Photoshop.…It allows you select something, based on color.…But it also has a few hidden secrets we"ll look at next.…What I like about it, is that it's…very easy to use has great controls for refinement.…For example here, you see that I've popped the orange on…this fighter jet, just to make it stand out a bit more.…Alright.…Let's take a look at how that was done. Choosing, Select >…Color Range, I can go after just that area.…And by clicking on the orange it's going to select that color.…
Holding down the Shift key I could drag to add a bit more.…Now you see as you do this, it becomes pretty…easy to tell what's going to be selected and what's not.…And with each click, a little bit more gets added.…Now, if too much becomes…selected, you could use the Fuzziness slider to pull it back in.…You can also go ahead and click in different parts of the…image, and again, using the shift key makes that a bit simpler.…In this case, I'm going to invoke the localized color option.…
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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