Using the Quick Selection tool


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Using the Quick Selection tool

The Quick Selection tool, which was introduced in the last version of Photoshop, is so often the most useful of the Selection tools. With this tool, you get to paint in your selections. You just click-and-drag over part of the image and the tool selects similar colors and tones to those you are dragging over. It will even find the edges of a tonal area to set selection boundaries for you. I am a real fan of this tool. Let me show you how it works. Let's say here that I want to select the sky. I am going to go over to my toolbox and I am going to select the Quick Selection tool here.

In the Tool Options Bar, I do have an option to sample all layers. You can see in the Layers panel that I do have more than one layer in this file but I don't want to sample them both. All I want to do is sample the photo layer because that's where the sky is located. So I will not check Sample All Layers. I am also not going to check Auto-Enhance. What Auto-Enhance does is attempts to give me a very s...

Using the Quick Selection tool
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Using the Quick Selection tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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