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Photoshop® CS4 Bible by Dan Moughamian, Simon Abrams, Stacy Cates

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10.4. Summary

This chapter covered the core tools and skills required to make accurate selections on a wide range of image regions, including regions based on geometric shapes, amorphous shapes, color ranges, and channel data. Selections are a crucial part of any Photoshop workflow because they are usually required to modify specific parts of an image, without affecting the other parts that surround it.

After reading through this chapter and experimenting with your own images as you learned new techniques, you should be comfortable with the following concepts and techniques:

  • Creating basic marquee selections

  • Creating different types of Lasso selections

  • Understand how to feather, add to, and subtract from a selection

  • Selecting regions of color by using the Color Range command

  • Modifying selection shapes with the Select menu's modify options

  • Modifying selection edges by using the Refine Edge command

  • Working with Quick Mask mode

  • Working with channels

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