Month: December 2016

Selection – Extracting & Refining Hair

The following is a method improve the extract of hair and to keep all of the hair of a selection intact. First, follow the steps in the post Quick Selection Tools to make the initial selection. When in the Refine

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Selection – Quick Selection Tool (Part 2)

Adjustment Per the previous post, typically a layer mask has been added to the layer. The layer mask only displays the parts of the image that where selected. There are several methods to enhance and refine that selection and layer

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Selection – Quick Selection Tool (Part 1)

Selection Select the Quick Selection Tool (shift W). Increase the brush size to fit the selection. Hold and drag over the area to be selection. Add to the selected area/subtract from the selection area by holding down the option key.

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Selection – Move

To adjust/reposition the marching ants after making a selection, click the the arrow keys. This will nudge the up/down and right/left.

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Selection – Copy

After making a selection, click the Command + J keys to duplicate a selection on a new layer. If nothing is selected the active layer will be duplicated to a new layer.

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Selection – Perfect Circle/Square

To create a perfect circle or square. Select the elliptical marquee tool (shift M) Click on the center. Start to drag out a marquee. Hold the Option key drag from the center outward. Hold the Shift key down to constrain

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