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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Selections and Masks
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Selections and Masks
lessons: 20 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 12min
published: 2008
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Selections and Masks
with Dave Cross
In this course, Dave Cross covers the tools and techniques for making selections and creating layer masks using Photoshop CS4 BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Course instructor Dave Cross gives a general overview of what will be covered in these classes

43 sec
lesson 2: Selections Versus Masks

See the difference between selections and masks, and why it is important to use both

6min, 34sec
lesson 3: Overview of Tools and Select Menu

A quick overview of the key selection tools and functions

5min, 17sec
lesson 4: Marquee Tools

How to use the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools

6min, 58sec
lesson 5: Lasso Tools

How to use the Regular, Magnetic and Polygonal Lasso tools, including how to switch between them on the fly

9min, 9sec
lesson 6: Quick Selection Tool/Magic Wand

Learn how to make automatic selections with the Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools

5min, 28sec
lesson 7: Quick Mask

Change the view of your selection and adjust that selection using Quick Mask

9min, 58sec
lesson 8: Pen Tool

An overview of using the Open tool to draw (and edit) a path that can be turned into a selection

7min, 39sec
lesson 9: Bonus: Extract

Learn about the optional Extract Filter: how to install and use it

5min, 34sec
lesson 10: Fine-Tuning Selections

How to make your selection more accurate by fine-tuning the selection edge

7min, 17sec
lesson 11: Refine Edges

See how the Refine Edge option lets you adjust the edge of your selection with a live preview

6min, 22sec
lesson 12: Color Range

Learn how Color Range can help you select a specific range of colors throughout a document in a more interactive way than the Magic Wand

10min, 2sec
lesson 13: Bonus: Taking Better Photos

If you are the one taking the photo, make less work for yourself

3min, 50sec
lesson 14: Making a Mask From a Selection

How to turn your selection into an Alpha Channel or a Layer Mask

7min, 6sec
lesson 15: Editing a Mask

Paint on the mask and use the Masks panel to get a better edge

7min, 26sec
lesson 16: Channel-Based Selection

For complex selections, start with a channel to create a mask

11min, 38sec
lesson 17: Bonus: When Not To Make a Selection

Sometimes you may not need to make a selection

4min, 26sec
lesson 18: Example 1

Watch a real-world example of making a complex selection

4min, 40sec
lesson 19: Example 2

Watch a real-world example of making a challenging selection

11min, 31sec
lesson 20: Conclusion

Thanks for watching. You are ready to go out and make some selections and masks

31 sec
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