4 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 ...

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