Using the new channel icons


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Using the new channel icons

In this exercise, I'll show you a couple of additional ways to save selections as alpha channels inside Photoshop, both of which I find to be more convenient than choosing the Save Selection command. I'm still working along inside the image called toolman.jpg. I have not saved a catch-up file for you this time around, the reason being that you and I are going to save this image along with its alpha channels in the very next exercise. Now that we've selected the goggles, the next trick is to select the areas that will represent the rays coming out of those goggles.

So we'll start things off, once again with the Quick Selection tool. Go ahead and drag inside that first goggle like so, and I'm also going to zoom in, so I can better see what I'm doing here. And next, I'll switch back to my Rectangular Marquee tool, which you can get by pressing the M key, and then go ahead and press the Shift key. What I recommend you do is align your cursor with the bottom of the...

Using the new channel icons
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Using the new channel icons provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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