Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Color Range command to select a tonal range, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…The Select Color Range command is very deceptively named.…You might just think it's dealing with color, but…in fact it can also deal with specific tonal ranges.…Let me show you.…In this case here, I've gone ahead and brighten…up our subject a bit by selecting the Midtones.…Let me walk you though how that works. I'll choose Select > Color Range.…And, I can specify that I want…the Midtones.…Now, one thing that's a nice addition to Photoshop CC…is the ability for you to define what's a Midtone.…
This makes it easy for you to pull in the…correct slider here, and really make a more targeted adjustment.…As well as control the Fuzziness for a more…gradual selection, if you'd like to take total control.…So, there we go.…I've dialed…in a very specific adjustment there to affect the Midtones.…And, it's getting the plant and a bit of the stems as well as the butterfly wings.…Let's Feather that just a bit. There we go.…Looks pretty good. Click OK.…
I'll choose Select > Modify > Feather. Small value of three there just to…
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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