with Dave Cross
There’s no better time to be alive than now when it comes to making selections and masks! Join Dave Cross as he teaches you the key tools and techniques for ending up with great ... READ MORE
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 55min
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Mastering Selections and Masks in Photoshop
with Dave Cross
There’s no better time to be alive than now when it comes to making selections and masks! Join Dave Cross as he teaches you the key tools and techniques for ending up with great selections and masks. In this class you learn the relationship between selections and masks, the fundamentals of selections, how to use the main manual selection tools, how to get the most out of the automated selection tools, specialized selection techniques, how to work with masks, and so much more. Dave gives you a chance to put all of this theory into practice by downloading the course files and following along on two projects designed to help you master these techniques. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Selections vs. Masks
Learn the key differences between selections and masks.
lesson 3: Selection Fundamentals
There are some fundamental concepts you need to know about selections.
lesson 4: Manual Selection Tools
These tools are great for manually creating selections or refining existing selections.
lesson 5: Automatic Selection Tools
The automated selection tools have become so powerful that they may be the place you start and end when making a selection.
lesson 6: Selection Techniques
Learn a few specialized selection techniques.
lesson 7: When There Isn’t an Obvious Edge
Some selections can be challenging when there isn’t an obvious edge between what you want to select and its background.
lesson 8: Alternatives to Selections
Learn alternatives to making selections that can be really helpful in certain situations.
lesson 9: Channels
Channels can be helpful for saving selections and sometimes even starting a selection.
lesson 10: Working With Masks
Now that you have a solid foundation in creating selections it is time to start working with masks.
lesson 11: Sky Replacement
Download the files and follow along.
lesson 12: Compositing Project
While not a class on compositing, this is a great project for practicing selections and masks.
lesson 13: Conclusion
Dave wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward.
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meet  Dave Cross
For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave is known for his engaging style, humor, and ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009.
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