Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC

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Welcome: Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC
Welcome: Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC
Being able to make precise selections is critical to Photoshop mastery. Selections are the cornerstone of targeted adjustments and composite images—and better selections always lead to better results. In this course, photographer and educator Tim Grey shows how to make selections based on a number of image qualities, such as shape, opacity, color, focus, and brightness, leveraging the tools in Photoshop CC. Dive into the Select menu commands and the Marquee, Lasso, Pen, and Magic Wand tools, and then learn how to “automate” selections with tools like Color Range, Focus Area, and Threshold. Finally, learn how to refine your selections with Expand and Contract, Smooth and Feather, Quick Mask mode, and other controls. These features come in handy when dealing with hard-to-select objects like hair, fuzzy edges, and color ranges. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills you need to select precise areas of an image—the first step in any advanced Photoshop workflow.

Topics include:

  • What is a selection?
  • Anti-aliasing
  • Selection outlines
  • Deselect, reselect, and intersect
  • Saving and loading selections
  • Photoshop selection tools
  • Selecting by opacity, color, focus, or brightness
  • Smoothing or feathering a selection
  • Expanding or contracting a selection
  • Transforming a selection

– Hi, I’m Tim Gray and I’d like to welcome youto Mastering Selections in Photoshop.In this course, I’m going to help youtruly understand the tools and commandsthat are available for creatingand fine tuning selections in Photoshop.Selections are the cornerstone of targeted adjustmentsand composite imaging within Photoshop.In short, selections enable you to identifyspecific areas of a photo so you can then perform a taskthat will only affect that area of the image.

Photographers often find the topic of selectionsin Photoshop to be confusing and they struggleto create accurate selections.In this course, I’m going to cut through the confusionand help you master the skills you needto create optimal selections.So let’s get started.

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