Making and Modifying Selections
In This Chapter
Creating selections with the Lasso tools, Magic Wand, and more
Using the Cookie Cutter tool
Rubbing away pixels with the Eraser tools
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.
Before you dig in and get serious about selecting, let us clarify ...