Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using selections for color and tone adjustments, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…One of my favorite uses of Selections is to be selective…when I apply adjustments to color and contrast within an image.…For example you'll see in this case I've manipulated the color of the image…to really bring out the colors in the rock as well as the water.…I've also used some adjustments to enhance…the contrast and the richness of the blacks.…This image on the right was created…from a .jpg file on the left.…This isn't any adjustments made to a raw file.…
And, I'm still able to bring out all of this selective color and contrast.…With that in mind, let's start with this first image and build it up.…To start, I'm going to use the color range…command, which we'll explore more in a later movie.…This makes it really simple to hold down the shift key and quickly select an area.…In fact, I can even be more isolated by using localized color clusters.…And this makes it pretty simple To select a region that I want to manipulate.…
And what I'm doing here, is getting the rock.…With a few clicks, I quickly build up an…
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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