Photoshop Lesson 3: Making Selective Changes in Photoshop CC
Creating a good selection in Photoshop is a critical skill. Selections allow you to isolate areas in an image for retouching, painting, copying, or pasting. If done correctly, selections are inconspicuous to the viewer; if not, images can look contrived, or over-manipulated. In this lesson, you will discover the fundamentals of making good selections.
What you’ll learn in this lesson:
Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting the Photoshop workspace” in the Starting up section of this book. Keep in mind that if you do not reset your Photoshop preferences, you could have additional dialog boxes appear that reference mismatched color profiles and more.
You will work with several files from the ps03lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the CClessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/CC/DesignTools. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.
The importance of a good selection
“You have to select it to affect it” is an old saying in the image-editing industry. To make changes to specific regions in your images, you must activate only those ...