Learn from master educator, Dan Moughamian, as he reveals all the secrets of Photoshop Selection and Masking in this rich, deep 36-video course...
If you think the marquee, lasso and magic wand tools are the only ways to make selections in Photoshop, you are going to be very excited to learn that these tools are only the “tip of the iceberg”. Dan presents you with a wide range of creative options and techniques to help you accurately select everything from individual objects and colors to regions defined by other, more subtle, selection criteria. Dan’s thorough demonstrations give you a solid foundation on which to build your Photoshop pro skill set.
The next building block in your knowledge base is a solid grounding in Layer Masking and Alpha Channels. You learn how to use Layer Masks to isolate and perfect your edits with surgical precision. You navigate through multitudes of possible options and at the same time you acquire professional real-world tips and tricks on how to create the most intricate selections and masks quickly and effectively.
Whether you are an experienced professional or an eager enthusiast, this collection of tried and true techniques serve to enhance your Photoshop workflow. In this tutorial, you get the full benefit of both Dan’s many years of professional photography experience combined with his extensive Photoshop knowledge. So prepare to be inspired by his deep expertise and beautiful images!
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction 2. Selections Defined 3. The Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools 4. Moving Selection Boundaries 5. Moving Selected Pixels 6. Duplicate and Move Selected Pixels 7. Deleting Selected Pixels 8. Inverse Selections 9. Anti-Alias 10. Fixed Ratio and Fixed Size 11. Tool Presets 12. Add, Subtract, Intersect 13. Select All and the Single Column and Single Row Mar... 14. A Quick Word on Feathering Selections 15. Freehand Selections: The Lasso Tool 16. Geometric Selections: Polygonal Lasso 17. Combining Straight Edges and Curves: Polygonal Lass... 18. Modify: Expand and Contract Selections 19. Modify: Smooth Selections 20. Boundary Selections: The Magnetic Lasso Tool 21. Fast Color Selections: The Magic Wand Tool 22. Precise Color Selections: Color Range Command 23. Color and Tone Selections: Quick Selection Tool 24. Precise Contour Selections: Pen Tool 25. Layer Masks Defined 26. Creating Layer Masks from Selections 27. Creating Layer Masks with Color Range 28. Creating Layer Masks with the Brush Tool 29. Loading Selections from a Layer Mask 30. Mask Properties: Density and Feather 31. Refine Edge and Mask Command 32. Duplicating or Moving Masks from Layer to Layer 33. Applying Masks to a Layer 34. Disabling and Deleting Layer Masks 35. Alpha Channel Overview 36. Closing