Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a selection?, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
Selections are remarkably simple and incredibly complex all at the same time. …They're simple in concept and yet complicated in terms of the potential …they provide for your images. From my perspective, that translates into …they're being a tremendous benefit to understanding the basics of selections. …Before delving into advanced selection techniques. …So, let's start at the beginning, what exactly is a Selection? …As the name implies, a Selection identifies a particular area of an image. …More to the point, it represents the identification of specific pixels within …the image. So for example, I could create a …selection that defines a particular area of this image.…
Don't worry about exactly how I'm going about the process of creating the …selection, but rather, focus on the selection itself. …Because I've identified specific pixels, there are things I can do that will only …affect those pixels. I'm going to apply an adjustment that …will only effect the selected area of the image. …Keep in mind the approach that I'm about to show you is not how I would actually …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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