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Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to make more precise selections in Photoshop CC.


  • Welcome
1. Concepts for Selections
  • What is a selection?
  • How will selections be used?
  • Should all selections be perfect?
  • Anti-aliasing and selections
  • The case for not feathering
  • Understanding selection outlines
  • Configuring your mouse
2. Basics of Working with Selections
  • Selecting all pixels
  • Using deselect and reselect
  • Add, subtract, and intersect
  • Hiding the selection outline
  • Saving and loading selections
3. Selection Tools
  • The Rectangular Marquee tool
  • Single row or column selections
  • The Elliptical Marquee tool
  • The Lasso tool
  • The Polygonal Lasso tool
  • The Magnetic Lasso tool
  • The Quick Selection tool
  • The Magic Wand tool
  • The Pen tool
  • Mixing and matching tools
4. Selection Techniques
  • Selecting based on opacity
  • Selecting by color range
  • Narrowing a color range selection
  • Selecting faces with color range
  • Selecting by focus
  • Selecting by brightness level
  • Selecting from a channel
5. Modifying Selections
  • Inverting a selection
  • Expanding with Grow and Similar
  • Smoothing a selection
  • Feathering a selection
  • Transforming a selection
  • Using Quick Mask mode
  • Selecting the border of a selection
  • Expanding or contracting a selection
  • Using Select and Mask mode

Taught by

Tim Grey

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