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Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies by Barbara Obermeier

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Chapter 3: Modifying and Transforming Selections and Paths

In This Chapter

check.png Adding and subtracting from a selection

check.png Using the Select commands

check.png Feathering selections

check.png Moving and cloning a selection

check.png Transforming pixels, selections, and paths

If you’re like me, you may find it tough to get the perfect selection the first time around. I mean, all you need is one too many cups of coffee, and that Lasso tool seems to take on a mind of its own. That’s okay. Photoshop is too benevolent to leave you hanging with a mediocre selection. Multitudes of techniques are available to modify and transform your selections. You can add or remove pixels from your selection, scale your selection outline, smooth jagged edges, or switch what’s selected for what isn’t. Knowing how to clean up and modify your selections helps you to nail your desired element with precision.

If you haven’t already thumbed through the first two chapters of Book III and gotten a good grasp of how to create selections by using the ...

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