Selective Edit Tool Functions Part 3
I'd like to use this dark image to show you some selective edit basics. So if I slide on over to the selective edit and I do a radio gradient. I'm gonna just for this demonstration do a very uh big exposure change. Do you realize when you are on the selective edit? I can click on the button for the radio gradient. And if I go to the feather right now the feathers set 50 47. If I slide down it will actually change that gradient. If I slide up it will soften it. This is done even after you've drawn the gradient, which is pretty cool. Also you can invert it at any point. How cool is that? You can also of course click and drag and pull it out. Did you also know you can use the eraser? So I'm gonna take the eraser. And now when you're using the eraser I have choices of how big my brushes do. I have? A tiny brush. Do have a big brush. Do I have a feathered brush? Is it a hard edge brush? Or is it a soft edge brush? And then there's opacity or flow. How much? Like is it a light erase or are y...
ou going to raise heavy? So I'm going to use a heavy so you'll see it. I'm on the eraser, you can tell by the blue line here and I'm just going to click and drag and I can erase out that effect. You also have the undo which makes you go back to where you just were. So even within the selective edit there are revisions you can make, let's do this, let's go ahead and trash that the gradient is selected. You can tell because of the blue pin and if I hit the trashcan it will just go away. I'm going to add a new gradient. I'm going to add a linear gradient and again, just for this demo, I'm going to do a high exposure so you can see it, you see the gradients off on the left. If I click on that now I can refine it now. This time I can only refine it by feather, pardon me erasing it or changing the gradient. That's those are my only two choices here. Again, the size of the eraser scroll up to get big scroll down to get small, the feather of said eraser and of course the flow. How much flow you have. So now I've got my gradient there. I'm just going to click and drag just so you can see this is how you can refine your mass a gradient, a linear gradient, a radial gradient or even a paintbrush. So I'm going to delete that again, the icon is a square peg so you can tell it's a linear gradient and if I hit the trash can it'll go away. Now I'm going to paint brush now on the paintbrush when you paint you've got a brush size already. I'm gonna trash that. If I do it again you can click the size of your brush first if you'd like again up and down, feather up or down and flow. So for this one I'm gonna do a kind of a hard edge again just so you can see it. And I'm going to click and drag and I'm gonna do a light exposure so you can see it now. If I click on that icon for the brush for refinement and I go to feather or if I go to opacity, do you see? It does nothing. It's already drawn. So because it's already drawn, you're not going to get to change. It doesn't work the same as the linear or radial gradient. I just want to point out those differences.