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Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lesson 13 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lesson 13 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

we're gonna head into selection essentials. Selections will allow you to isolate part of your picture, so whatever it is you're doing will not affect the whole image. And so they're kind of essential to really be ineffective in federal shop. There's a variety of tools that could be used for creating them. There's a lot of new additions in the newer versions of federal Shop, so let's jump in and take a look at what is possible. Now this image already has a selection within it, just so I can show you what it looks like in case you're new to photo shop. If I look at this image, you'll see that a particular area has its edge highlighted, and that's known as a selection. If you would actually look close at it, you'd see that this edge is actually kind of moving along clockwise, and it almost looks like a little bitty ants walking around. And therefore a lot of people refer to that as the marching ants. But any time you hear somebody say that they mean that edge, which indicates there is an ...

area selected, I'll show you the tool used to create them. But before we do, Let's look at why do I need a selection? What's it going to do for me? Well, whenever you have a selection active, then if you go to the image menu and you choose any one of these adjustments, let's say in this case, I chose the one called black and white. Well, usually it would affect your entire picture unless you had a selection with that selection active. When I choose black and white, it's only the area that was selected that is affected, and therefore, whatever I do here is only going to effect the selected area. A click cancel that is also true. If I were to go the filter menu in, apply a filter. In this case, I'm gonna use Blurring Ghazi and blur. It's the adjustable blur filter, and if I bring up the setting high enough so it becomes obvious, you'll see that it's on Lee blurring the area that was selected. Also, if you were to grab a painting tool and decide you wanted to paint across your image well, that paint would not apply outside of that selection, and it's only when you extend into the area that selected that you would see the change happening, and so selections are essential any time we want to work on. Only a small portion of the picture in selections also are related to other features and Futter Shop. If you ever heard here of somebody saying they need to mask something, they really mean they need to select something. Selections in masks go together. A mask is just when you would see this selection is something other than marching ants. Instead, you would see it as a black and white image where the area that is white would be selected in the area that is black would indicate what's not selected. If you want to see an example of that, I'll take the selection that's on my screen right now. I'll go to the select menu, and there's a choice here called Save Selection, and I'm saving this when I dio I can't type. So, uh, it puts it somewhere in the place that happens to put it is in a panel called the Channels panel. But here it is. Do you see that shape Well, Any time you see something, it looks like this where an area that's white indicates where something was selected in an area that's black indicates something that's not that could be described as a mask. It's just to say I isolated in an area somehow in photo shop, and it doesn't look like the marching ants. Instead, it looks like a black and white representation that's usually the same size as the document you're working on, and that's a mask. But the two are synonymous where you can have a mask attached to something like an adjustment. And then it's the equivalent to having a selection attached to something. So it limits where ever that thing can affect the image. But master the subject of a different class, I'll have a class on advanced masking that really means advanced selections. All right, let's take a look at the tools we use for making selections. I'm gonna get rid of this selection, and I can do that by going to the select menu. In choosing de select when you don't have a selection active on your screen, it's the same thing is having everything selected when you don't have a selection. It means I didn't try to isolate an area, and therefore I'm gonna affect everything that means any adjustments that I make, like that one I used called black and white will affect the entire picture. And if I were to do a filter like the blurring that I attempted earlier again, it's going to affect everything. And you could just as easily have gone to the select menu. There's a trois called all and that would make it so. Your entire image is selected and you'd see the marching ants all the way out on the edge of the picture where if I zoom out so you can see the entire picture, you see the marching ants out there so select all and nothing selected or, in general, the same concept. It means I'm working on everything. Uh, I'm gonna choose de select to get rid of that. There is an occasion when you do need to choose, select all one of those is if I go to the edit menu until I don't want to copy something. Well, when you don't have a selection, it means it doesn't know how much of the image you'd like to copy which portion of the image. And so if you wanted to copy the entire thing, you'd have to select all first, then it would let you copy. So but in general, select all and de select means work on the whole thing. I'm gonna use de select a lot. And whenever I do, I use the keyboard shortcut, its command D on a Mac, control D and windows for de Select. And I'll use that without thinking. Like right now. I wanted to get rid of the selection, and I almost typed it without mentioning.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

Noel Ice
 

I am an avid reader of photoshop books, and an avid watcher of photoshop tutorials. I have attended (internet) several hundred of presentations. In the course of this endeavor, I have found my own favorite photoshop websites and instructors. Creative Live is probably the bargain out there as well as among the top three internet course sites. I have to say with great enthusiasm that the best Photoshop instructor is Ben Willmore. There are many great ones, but truly, he is the best I have come across, and, as indicated above, I have watched literally 100s of tutorials on Photoshop. I have seen all of Ben's courses, I think, and among them, this one is the best by far, and that is saying a lot, because that makes this course the best course on Photoshop to be found anywhere. I am going back and watching it twice. Not only is it comprehensive, but Ben is so familiar with his subject that he is able to explain it like no other. This is crème de la crème of Photoshop classes. I have been wanting to write this review for some time because I have been so thoroughly impressed with everything about this class!

ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!

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