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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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Using Quick Mask

Photoshop provides a very quick and easy way to make a temporary mask that can, in fact, be edited. It's called Quick Mask, and one of its advantages is that you can see both the image and the mask at the same time. You can start with a selected area and use the painting tools to add to it or take away from it, or you can create the mask entirely in Quick Mask mode. Let's apply a Quick Mask to an image.

Try it Yourself

Create a Quick Mask

Quick Masks are a great time-saver, as you'll soon see. Follow along to try them.

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Find a photo with a subject who stands out against the background. Using whatever selection tool seems appropriate, select the part of the image you want to change—in this case, the background. It's okay if ...

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