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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 3

Making Selective Changes

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Discovering the selection tools

check Painting selections the easy way

check Refining your selections

check Keeping selections for later use

check 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.

Getting to Know the Selection Tools

You create selections by using ...

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