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Watch: 10 Tips And Tricks For Making Difficult Selections In Photoshop
By Yoon Sann Wong, 13 Mar 2017
Nathaniel Dodson of YouTube channel Tutvid has put together 10 tricks for making tough selections in Photoshop. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced user of the software, perhaps these tips will teach you a new way to speed up your workflow.
“Learn to make virtually any selection and cut out anything you would even need in Photoshop. We’ll make simple, straight-line selections with the Poly Lasso tool, we’ll select car parts with the Pen Tool and edit the path, we’ll use Calculations to create extremely intricate and difficult selections very quickly, we’ll learn to use and work with Select and Mask as well as Refine Edge, we’ll build a selection based on a single channel, and so much more,” explains Dodson in the video description.
Here’s a breakdown of the tutorial content:
00:35: Quick selection
03:35: Using ‘select’ and ‘mask’ to cut out hair
07:14: Refine edge
08:58: ‘Poly lasso’ and tips for straight selection
12:42: Pen tool
16:54: Using a ‘channel’ to make a complex selection
22:54: Calculations for complicated selections with many straight lines
26:19: Color range
29:09: Quick mask to paint selections fast
31:13: Post selection
32:26: Defringe for amazing edges
Watch the tutorial below. The written version can be found here.
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