Reveals the importance of making precise selections and how to make them with the tools in Adobe Photoshop.
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and today, we're gonna be taking a look at practical Photoshop selections. Now, a selection in Photoshop is simply choosing the pixels that you want to modify. And without a selection, you're really leaving a lot on the table. You see, selections can be used to refine adjustments to just localized area of an image, or they could actually be used to create masks and transparency. True power users know that selections are the key to more accurate adjustments and better looking photos. The techniques we're gonna explore today will work with nearly all versions of Photoshop, so no matter what version you have, you can get more out of it after watching this class.
We've got a lot ahead of us, so let's jump in.
- 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