Do you need to select an area in your image in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 based on tonal range? You can with the Color Range command. What do you need to do to use the Color Range command? In this video, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use the Color Range command in Photoshop to select an area based on tonal range.
- The select color range is very useful…for selecting things more than just colors.…For example, you can select based on tonal range,…choosing the shadows, midtones and highlights.…Let's open up two images here…and you'll notice that we have a finished image,…which offers specific curve adjustments on three zones.…By targeting the shadows, I was able to reveal…more of the clouds.…Then a nice midtone adjustment for contrast in the building.…And a small pop to the highlights.…
Here's how that works:…I'll choose 'Select', 'Color Range'.…And I'll now select the Shadows first.…Now I prefer to do a selection preview,…looking at this as a large grayscale image.…Makes it a little bit easier to determine things.…And what I'm looking to do is narrow that…by pulling down the range.…This way the shadows are mostly in the sky.…I could adjust the fuzziness as well,…so it's a little bit softer and,…working those two sliders together…allows for a fairly targeted adjustment.…
There we go.…Let's click okay.…And add a Curves adjustment to this image.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Are Selections?
2. Getting Started with Selection Tools
3. The Wand Tools
4. Refining a Selection
5. Power User Techniques
6. Creating Selections with Channels
What are channels?3m 43s
7. Face-Aware Liquify
Final thoughts1m 17s
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