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Week 5: Photoshop Core Review ~ Selection Techniques

(7 brief videos on this page total about 60 minutes)

Basic selection techniques (10:13 min.)

When you’re working on artwork in Photoshop, selection can take up significant amount of time. Discover how these basic selection techniques will help you save precious time.

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Essential selections (8:36 min.)

Selection is a keystone skill; without it, you won’t get very far in Photoshop. Andy Anderson guides you through some essential selection techniques.

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The Magic Wand and Quick selection tools (6:41 min.)

Learn why the Magic Wand & Quick Selection tools are excellent ways to make quick work of selecting specific portions of your artwork.

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Building and editing a mask (5:39 min.)

Learn how to reveal or conceal portions of an image using a mask, make edits with the Brush tool, and feather the edges of a mask. .

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Selection 101 (4:15 min.)

Selection is a keystone skill, and learning good selection techniques puts you on the road to generating great images. Here are a few basics, when it comes to selection in Adobe Photoshop. Applies to the CC and CS6 versions of Photoshop.

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Selecting soft edge objects with refine edge (9:49 min.)

Learn how to use the Quick Select tool and the Refine Edge tool to select complex soft-edged objects. Applies to the CC and CS6 versions of Photoshop.

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Working with Refine Edge (6:32 min.)

You’ve made a complex selection… it’s close, but not exactly what you want. Learn to use the Refine Edge tool to get that “perfect” selection.

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