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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Chapter 2. Selection Primer

The artist is the only one who knows that the world is a subjective creation, that there is a choice to be made, a selection of elements.

—Anaïs Nin (French-born American author of novels and short stories, 1903–1977)

Whatever you do, don’t skip this chapter, because the selection tools are central to your success in Photoshop. They allow you to isolate areas of your image and define precisely where a filter, painting tool, or adjustment will change the image. And, since selections can be saved and reused later, they allow you to go back and make alterations easily at any time. After you’ve mastered the basics, try ...

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