Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Refine Edge command, part of Practical Photoshop Selections.
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…As I've been working throughout the lessons, you may…have noticed me occasionally invoke the Refine Edge command.…I'd like to walk you through just how powerful this command is,…and show you some of the great things you can do with it.…The Refine Edge command works fantastic when…you want to make very targeted adjustments.…Particularly for areas where there's fur or hair.…Or subtle, gentle transitions, such as those with opacity.…Let's take a look at this,…you'll notice for example we have lots of soft edges of hair, and what I'm…going to do, is remove those gradually and knock the color out of the background.…
So we could pay more attention here to our red panda.…Alright, let's start by duplicating that layer.…And…I'll give it a descriptive name. And I'll turn off the background.…I'll also make the background layer there.…Renamed as black and white copy. Alright.…To start, I'll invoke the quick selection tool.…And this let's me make an initial selection.…Remember, it will attempt to detect edges, and you can always click and…
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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