Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using exercise files, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
If your lynda.com membership includes it, you'll find a collection of Exercise Files that I've put together to give you some hands-on practice. Now these are personal photos of mine that I'm sharing with you for purposes of education use only. You're welcome to use these to get hands-on, real-world experience and see how I use Selections to make my images look that much better. I ask that when you're done with this course, you please discard the files and don't post them to the Internet or use them for any other use other than the educational learning contained within this class.
If you don't have access to these files, that's fine too. Just grab some of your own favorite images that include things like hair, water, rough edges, different types of things that you can make selections with, particularly things where you have high contrast or low contrast areas, and it'll really work out well. With that in mind, let's start to explore the techniques.
This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this content in our library.
- 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