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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Quick Mask Mode

Earlier I mentioned that the marching ants marquee doesn’t accurately show what a feathered selection looks like. Quick Mask mode can show what a feathered selection really looks like and can also help in creating basic selections. The Quick Mask icon is located directly below the foreground and background colors in the Tools panel (Figure 2.76).

Figure 2.76. The Quick Mask icon is at the bottom of the Tools panel.

To see how Quick Mask works, first make a selection by using the Marquee tool. Turn on Quick Mask mode by clicking the Quick Mask icon (or just press Q). In Quick Mask mode, the selected area should look normal and ...

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