IN THIS CHAPTER
Discovering the selection tools
Painting selections the easy way
Refining your selections
Keeping selections for later use
Using the Vanishing Point feature
Photoshop is well known for its capability to create compositions and for its retouching capabilities. What you don’t want to see in a finished product is obvious retouching or compositions that look contrived. (The exception is if you intend an image to be humorous, such as putting baby Joey’s head on Daddy’s body.)
This is when a solid knowledge of the selection tools pays off. In this chapter, you try out several selection methods and see how to use the available tools to make images look as though you haven’t retouched or edited them. Even if you’re an experienced Photoshop user, this chapter provides a plethora of tips and tricks that can save you time and help make your images look absolutely convincing.
You create selections by using ...