Selection techniques

WORKING IN PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS almost always involves making selections. Whether you’re combining images from several sources into a single montage, or simply replacing an overcast sky with a bright sunny one, you need to make selections within your image.

Elements offers a range of tools for the purpose. Some are automatic, and will find areas of similar color; some involve tracing around an object’s edge; some combine the two methods, making complex selections easy to do.

Whether you’re new to Elements, or an old hand, it’s worth your while going through this chapter to make sure you’re up to speed on the selection ...

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