Chapter 7

Making and Modifying Selections

In This Chapter

arrow Creating selections with the Lasso tools, Magic Wand, and more

arrow Using the Cookie Cutter tool

arrow Rubbing away pixels with the Eraser tools

arrow Saving and loading your selections

If all you want to do is use your photos in all their unedited glory, feel free to skip this chapter and move on to other topics. But if you want to occasionally pluck an element out of its environment and stick it in another or apply an adjustment to just a portion of your image, this chapter’s for you.

Finding out how to make accurate selections is one of those skills that’s well worth the time you invest. In this chapter, we cover all the various selection tools and techniques. We also give you tips on which tools are better for which kinds of selections. But remember that you usually have several ways to achieve the same result. Which road you choose is ultimately up to you.

Defining Selections

Before you dig in and get serious about selecting, let us clarify ...

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