Using the Quick Selection tool


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Using the Quick Selection tool

Over the years, Adobe has continued to invest in making selections easier to get done inside Photoshop. In the old days, if we wanted to select an image like this, this guy out in the background here, we would use something like the Lasso tool. And it was very painful, because you had to have a very steady hand. And you are not going to get a very good edge here to go all the way around this guy. So, thankfully those days are over. We don't have to use that tool. I am going to go ahead and deselect. Instead, I am going to use a really cool tool called the Quick Selection tool. Basically, Quick Selection has edge detection technology built into it.

So, it knows how to snap and find and shape your selection to edges that it sees. The Quick Selection tool, we can press the W key on your keyboard to switch to it or you can click on that icon there. It's really simple. You just start clicking and dragging through the area that you want to select and it automatically starts to grow the se...

Using the Quick Selection tool
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Using the Quick Selection tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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