Do you find yourself needing to make targeted adjustments when you are changing the color and tone of part of your image in Adobe Photoshop CC 2017? You can make these adjustments by creating selections. In this video, Richard Harrington demonstrates how to take advantage of selections for tone and color adjustments.
- Let's make some basic selections…using a simple concept: tone.…By limiting a selection to a particular area,…such as the shadows or midtones,…we can make precise adjustments there.…In Photoshop, I'll choose File,…Browse in Bridge, and I've navigated…to the exercise files that I've downloaded.…Open up the two files labeled 1.2.…What you'll have here…is the original image and the afterstate,…and you'll see that this is quite a more dramatic photo.…
These details were in the image,…but they needed to be unlocked.…Well, what's happened here is pretty straightforward.…You'll see at the very beginning, we have our initial image.…However, making a Curves adjustment…allowed me to adjust the contrast.…But the selection here isolates it to the actual rocks.…I made another Curves adjustment on the water,…and that really brought out the details.…Then, a Vibrance adjustment could be applied…to the rocks and the water independently.…
Now, you'll notice up at the top here,…I did one extra little trick,…and that's running Camera Raw on the image when it's done.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Are Selections?
2. Getting Started with Selection Tools
3. The Wand Tools
4. Refining a Selection
5. Power User Techniques
6. Creating Selections with Channels
What are channels?3m 43s
7. Face-Aware Liquify
Final thoughts1m 17s
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