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Adobe Fireworks CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 3. Working with Selections

Lesson overview

Making selections on a bitmap image is an important component of working with bitmaps. Bitmap selections isolate a specific area for alteration, protecting all other areas from being affected. For example, you might want to brighten a dark part of an image. Without a selection, this change in pixel brightness would be applied to the entire photo. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Make specific areas of an image active using selection tools

  • Create a selection with the Magic Wand tool

  • Adjust the edge of a bitmap selection

  • Apply corrective filters to a selection

  • Make complex selections using the Lasso and Magic Wand tools

  • Modify a bitmap selection

  • Save a bitmap selection for future use ...

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