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Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for Photographers Classroom in a Book by Lesa Snider

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6. Lightroom to Photoshop for Selecting and Masking

Lesson overview

Photoshop allows you to isolate a complex object or tonal range with far more precision than Lightroom’s local adjustment tools. Indeed, you can tell Photoshop exactly which part of an image you want to tinker with, right down to the pixel, if you so desire. This process is known as making a selection. Once you make a selection, you can use masking to hide the selected area to replace that part with another image or to restrict an adjustment to certain spots. This special brand of Photoshop magic lets you do cool stuff such as swap backgrounds, change the color of an object, fill an area with a color or pattern, create scenes that don’t exist in real life, and a whole lot more. ...

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