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Mastering Selections in Photoshop CS5
Dave Cross
with Dave Cross
Being able to make accurate selections is one of the most important skills in Photoshop and making those selections quickly and painlessly is equally important. Join Dave Cross as ... READ MORE
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Mastering Selections in Photoshop CS5
lessons: 19 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 48min
published: 2010
watched: 1441 Member Views
Mastering Selections in Photoshop CS5
with Dave Cross
Being able to make accurate selections is one of the most important skills in Photoshop and making those selections quickly and painlessly is equally important. Join Dave Cross as he covers all the key tools and techniques for selecting and masking, including the newest Photoshop CS5 techniques. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
48 sec
lesson 2: What is new in Photoshop CS5

Learn how the greatly enhanced Refine Edge dialog can do an amazing job of selecting fine details.

6min, 22sec
lesson 3: Selections versus Masks

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

4min, 34sec
lesson 4: Key Concepts

A quick overview of the key selection tools and functions

7min, 3sec
lesson 5: Layer Masks

Learn the basics of how layer masks work and why they are so advantageous

9min, 39sec
lesson 6: Marquee Tools

How to use the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee tools

5min, 34sec
lesson 7: Lasso Tools

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

7min, 15sec
lesson 8: Quick Selection Tool / Magic Wand

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

7min, 18sec
lesson 9: Fine-Tuning Selections

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

5min, 59sec
lesson 10: Quick Mask

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

5min, 53sec
lesson 11: Pen Tool

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

5min, 12sec
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

4min, 44sec
lesson 13: Refine Edge

A more detailed look at the enhanced Refine Edge dialog

6min, 29sec
lesson 14: Saving Selections

How to save your selection as an Alpha Channel or a Layer

6min, 3sec
lesson 15: Channel-Based Selection

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

6min, 57sec
lesson 16: Green Screen Extraction

Learn an automated way to extract people from a green screen background

5min, 42sec
lesson 17: Camera Raw and Selections

Take advantage of Camera Raw Smart Objects to make challenging selections

5min, 45sec
lesson 18: Example

Watch a real-world example comparing two methods of making a challenging selection

6min, 11sec
lesson 19: Conclusion
32 sec
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