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Photoshop: Selections Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Rich Harrington

About this course

Take charge of Photoshop and make better, more targeted image adjustments with selections—including hard-to-select objects like hair, fuzzy edges, and color ranges. Instructor Richard Harrington reveals the importance of precise selections, whether you're masking, changing color and tone, or even storing transparency, and shows you how to make them with the tools in Adobe Photoshop CC. Dive into the Select menu commands and the Marquee, Lasso, and Magic Wand tools, and then learn how to refine your selections with Expand and Contract, Smooth and Feather, Quick Mask, and other controls. Photoshop power users will also enjoy advanced techniques involving the Color Range command and alpha channel selections.


Topics include:

  • 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

 

Curriculum2h 23m

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Using the Exercise Files
  • What Are Selections?
  • A Selection Makes Everything Better
  • Using Selections for Color & Tone Adjustments
  • Using Selections to Create Masks
  • The Select & Mask Workspace
  • Getting Started with Selection Tools
  • Select All, Deselect, & Reselect
  • Marquee Tools
  • Selection Lassos
  • Preview
    Moving a Selection
  • The Wand Tools
  • The Magic Wand Tool
  • The Quick Selection Tool
  • Using the Options Bar for Advanced Control
  • Refining a Selection
  • Using Expand & Contract
  • Grow, Smooth, & Feather a Selection
  • Transforming a Selection
  • The Inverse Command
  • Refining a Selection with a Quick Mask Command
  • Improving Selections with the Select and Mask Command
  • Advanced Control with the Select and Mask Command
  • Controlling Output with the Select and Mask Command
  • Power User Techniques
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select a Color
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select a Tonal Range
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select Skin Tones
  • Creating a Selection Based on Focus Area
  • Making a Selection with the Pen Tool
  • Creating Selections with Channels
  • Preview
    What are Channels?
  • Creating a Selection from a Single Channel
  • Saving a Selection as an Alpha Channel
  • Refining Channels with the Save Selection Command
  • Using the Calculations Command to Create a Selection from Two Channels
  • Saving Channels with your Output File
  • Face Aware Liquefy
  • Adjusting the Selection Points for Face Aware Liquify
  • Refining an Image with Face Aware Liquify
  • Conclusion

About this course

Take charge of Photoshop and make better, more targeted image adjustments with selections—including hard-to-select objects like hair, fuzzy edges, and color ranges. Instructor Richard Harrington reveals the importance of precise selections, whether you're masking, changing color and tone, or even storing transparency, and shows you how to make them with the tools in Adobe Photoshop CC. Dive into the Select menu commands and the Marquee, Lasso, and Magic Wand tools, and then learn how to refine your selections with Expand and Contract, Smooth and Feather, Quick Mask, and other controls. Photoshop power users will also enjoy advanced techniques involving the Color Range command and alpha channel selections.


Topics include:

  • 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

 

Curriculum2h 23m

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Using the Exercise Files
  • What Are Selections?
  • A Selection Makes Everything Better
  • Using Selections for Color & Tone Adjustments
  • Using Selections to Create Masks
  • The Select & Mask Workspace
  • Getting Started with Selection Tools
  • Select All, Deselect, & Reselect
  • Marquee Tools
  • Selection Lassos
  • Preview
    Moving a Selection
  • The Wand Tools
  • The Magic Wand Tool
  • The Quick Selection Tool
  • Using the Options Bar for Advanced Control
  • Refining a Selection
  • Using Expand & Contract
  • Grow, Smooth, & Feather a Selection
  • Transforming a Selection
  • The Inverse Command
  • Refining a Selection with a Quick Mask Command
  • Improving Selections with the Select and Mask Command
  • Advanced Control with the Select and Mask Command
  • Controlling Output with the Select and Mask Command
  • Power User Techniques
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select a Color
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select a Tonal Range
  • Using the Color Range Command to Select Skin Tones
  • Creating a Selection Based on Focus Area
  • Making a Selection with the Pen Tool
  • Creating Selections with Channels
  • Preview
    What are Channels?
  • Creating a Selection from a Single Channel
  • Saving a Selection as an Alpha Channel
  • Refining Channels with the Save Selection Command
  • Using the Calculations Command to Create a Selection from Two Channels
  • Saving Channels with your Output File
  • Face Aware Liquefy
  • Adjusting the Selection Points for Face Aware Liquify
  • Refining an Image with Face Aware Liquify
  • Conclusion