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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Use Quick Mask mode to make a selection

There are many reasons why you may want to select an area in an image, and Photoshop provides a couple of selection tools that enable you to do so. Which selection tool you use depends on the image, its complexity, and what you intend to do to it. All the selection tools enable you to make fairly accurate selections, but to make the process of selecting a specific area easier and the actual selection more refined, you'll also need to use Quick Mask mode to ensure the best possible results.

The selection process

There are several examples of when Quick Mask mode can be useful, such as when a selection needs to be extremely accurate and when we want to apply a filter to a specific area while preserving the ...

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