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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Refining a Selection

Selecting complex objects in Photoshop usually requires multiple selection tools. To combine these selection tools, you’ll need to use a few controls in the options bar (Figure 2.44) or learn a few keyboard commands that will allow you to create a new selection, add, subtract, or intersect a selection.

Figure 2.44. These four choices in the options bar allow you to create, add, subtract, or intersect a selection.

Adding to a Selection

To add to an existing selection, either click the second icon on the far left of the options bar (it looks like two little boxes overlapping each other) or hold down the Shift key when you ...

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