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Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 4. Working with Selections

Working with Selections

Learning how to select areas of an image is of primary importance—you must first select what you want to affect. Once you’ve made a selection, only the area within the selection can be edited. Areas outside the selection are protected from change.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Make specific areas of an image active, using various tools.

  • Reposition a selection marquee.

  • Move and duplicate the contents of a selection.

  • Use several keyboard-mouse combinations that save time and hand motions.

  • Deselect a selection.

  • Constrain the movement of a selected area.

  • Adjust the position of a selected area, using ...

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