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Photoshop Blur Gallery and Selections

July 21, 2015

While recently writing an upcoming post for Fotolia about the Photoshop Blur Gallery and Iris Blur I made a selection and found the difference between selection, non selection and Smart Objects is [More]

Soft Border with Photoshop Selection Techniques

October 28, 2013

This technique is one of those ones that acts as a starting point. Creating the soft border really is very simple when you know how, but how you use it has endless possibilities. From Blending Modes to colour, everything will have an impact on how your image is presented. [More]

Improve Quick Selections with Photoshop Refine Edge

October 25, 2013

Today we'll examine how the Refine Edge command (also available as the "Mask Edge" command when working with layer masks in the Properties panel) can further improve our selections. While Quick Selection is fast and useful for selecting items that contrast strongly with surrounding elements in the frame, sometimes your subject may blend in with other elements. [More]

Photoshop Quick Selection Tool

September 19, 2013

One of the easiest ways select objects with complex shapes, especially in a high-contrast photograph, is to use the Quick Selection Tool. It provides a simple "brush to select" technique, with several options for tweaking and refining the initial selection, including direct access to the Refine Edge command. [More]

Quick Mask-Style Selections in Photoshop Elements

August 16, 2013

I recently wrote an article here on TipSquirrel about using Photoshop's Pencil tool to make complicated selections. A comment was posted asking if the same thing was possible using Photoshop Elements. The answer to that is yes, but, as with a few things in Elements, we have to use a couple of workarounds. The original tutorial used Photoshop's Quick Mask feature. This allows us to create selections by painting them with the Brush tool (or any other of the drawing tools); the selected areas show up as a coloured overlay. Elements doesn't have this feature, sadly, so we'll be using an adjustment layer and its mask to achieve the same result. [More]

Photoshop Color Range Selections

May 11, 2012

One of the best ways to make selections in Photoshop CS4, CS5 and CS6, is with the Color Range command. This is especially true for photos that have areas of contiguous color that are [More]

Smart Brush and the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop Elements

April 18, 2011

Elements really has come of age recently and the release of Elements 9 with all its improvements and new features makes it a consideration of both amateur and professional photographers. In this video Gavin Hoey shows us one feature of Elements that makes editing images that much easier, the Smart Brush. [More]

Photoshop’s Selection Tool Options

March 14, 2011

In this article let’s look at some Marquee Tool Options. You‘ll notice it changes depending on which tool you have selected, even which marquee tool. So lets have a look at what’s what. [More]

When Selections Define Your Image

December 21, 2010

Over the past few weeks, I’ve discussed various basics of creating and selecting areas of your image, and today, we’ll have a bit of fun with it – to give you an idea of the power that is at [More]

Photoshop Selection Power Tips

December 14, 2010

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at Selection Basics and Selection Techniques using Photoshop CS5, and we’ve developed a fundamental framework of understanding about selections, masks and [More]

Photoshop Selection Techniques

December 7, 2010

In last week’s tip, I presented some Selection Basics in Photoshop that were intended to get you thinking about selections in new ways and with a better understanding of what was happening. In [More]

Selection Basics in Photoshop

November 30, 2010

Way back in my early days of learning Photoshop, selections were a mystery to me. Sometimes they made perfect sense, and other times they were nothing but a source of frustration. This cloudy [More]
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