essential skills

  • Develop skills in creating and modifying selections to isolate and mask image content.
  • Develop skills using the following tools and features:

– Selection Tools

– Quick Mask, alpha channels and layer masks

– Color Range and Extract filter

– Pen Tool.


One of the most skilled areas of digital retouching and manipulation is the ability to make accurate selections of pixels for repositioning, modifying or exporting to another image. This skill allows localized retouching and image enhancement. Photoshop provides several different tools that allow the user to select the area to be changed. Called the ‘Selection’ ...

Get Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.