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Lesson 14 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

14. Selection Tools

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

Selection Tools

So now let's see if we can make some selections in this image. I'm gonna start off with Simple selection to Wilson will progress into more complicated and advanced ones, and I'll start with the second tool that's found in our tool pound. And that is the marquee tool. The marquee tool is there to select rectangular in oval shaped objects, so it should work. Okay, here, let's say I wanted to only work on the door itself. What I could do with this tool is move my mouse to the lower left corner of the door, then click and hold down in drag to the upper right corner of the door. Let go. And now it's selected. And now, if I were to make a change like I wanted a black of my door, or let's just say I want a different colored door, I can come in here in. In this case, I chose an adjustment called hue saturation, so that's image adjustments, hue, saturation. There I could change the color of something, so I wanted a blue door and I got it. If I click outside the selection with the marquee tool, ...

so I'm not within it it will get rid of the selection this equivalent to choosing de select. And so that's a common convention. If you have a selection and you click outside of it, it usually means de select. Now I'd like to select the round portion of the door, and so I'm gonna go to my tool panel. I'm gonna click and hold down on that icon for the tool, and you'll find there's more than one tool in that slot. Here I can go the elliptical marquee tool in. Therefore, I can select round oval objects, but that tool works a little bit differently than you might expect. Watch what happens when I click right here. And I began dragging when I started to drag. You'll find that the selection isn't anywhere near where I initially clicked. I initially click near the upper left of my screen, and now the selection extends very far away from that, and it doesn't begin anywhere near where I collect. That's because there's something you need to know about selecting circles and ovals, and that IHS photo shop is thinking about a rectangle, even though you're not selecting something that's rectangular. So let's say I want to get the brown portion of the door, the round area. Well, imagine you had that, and you put it in a rectangular box, the smallest rectangular box that could contain that particular shape. If that was the case and it was the brown area that I'm thinking about, the upper left corner of that box would be approximately all right over here if you can see where my mouse is. And if that's the case, that's where I need to click with this tool. I click. And then I dragged towards the lower right and again I think about a rectangle I think about. If I took the brown circular area and put it in the smallest rectangular box I could get where with lower right corner of that box be? Wouldn't it be right about here? Well, that's exactly where I need to end up. So now I was able to select that round area, but it's not perfectly precise at the moment. If you look at the lower right area, I'm a little bit off. And so there's a tricky can use is long as he have not released the mouse button yet. If your mouse is still being held down. So you really still making this? Then you can press the space bar, so I have the mouse held down and the space bar. And if you have the space bar down, then when you drag, you move instead of changing the size of this. So now I could get the top edge tow line up just right, and then the left edge. It's kind of hard to tell where the left and should be, because it's kind of black ish in there. But then I can let go of the space bar, and then when I'm dragging, I'm no longer moving the overall position. I'm then changing its size so I can get that selected. I find a lot of people have troubles with what I just described because you'll end up letting go on the mouse button when you didn't mean to in, so I'll give you an alternative. If you need to select a round or oval object, you can start with this tool and simply make a selection that is larger than what you need. So that's a lot larger than what I need. Then go this select menu and you're going to find a choice called transform selection. It will only be there when a selection is active on your screen. But if I choose transformed selection now, I can grab the corner here in the upper left and bring it down. Get it to be looking at the left edge of the brown area. Get it to be exactly where I needed to be. If I want to reposition it, instead of grabbing the corners or the edges, click in the middle and you could just reposition it as a whole. And then I'm gonna grab the lower right, pull it in until it's the right size. The only problem with that is it's going to constrain the proportions. So if I attempt to drag the bottom edge up and I wanted to Onley effect the height, I don't want it to affect the width, you'll see that it is affecting the width. In order to prevent it from doing that, you need to hold down the shift key when you drag. If you hold shift, it means do not constrain the proportions. Do not keep the width and height to be, um, the same ratio anyway. Now I could get it to line up and I press return or enter when I'm done, and now I have that

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
 

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