CHAPTER 5

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Using Selections — Controlling Change

What's Covered in this Chapter

  • This is a short chapter, but it covers crucial techniques that will take your photo-editing skills way beyond what we've covered up to now. This chapter is all about selections and how to make them. Selections, and their close relatives mask layers and alpha channels, allow you to confine changes to a part of the image — a bit like using a stencil.
  • PaintShop Photo Pro X3 has more than 20 selection tools, but the most commonly used are the Geometric selection tools, the Freehand selection tool, and the Magic Wand. One of the keys to successful selection is knowing which ...

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