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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 4: Creating a Selection

In This Chapter

check.png Discovering the selection tools

check.png Painting selections the easy way

check.png Refining your selections

check.png Keeping selections for later use

check.png Using the Vanishing Point feature

Photoshop is well known for its ability to create compositions and for its retouching capabilities. What you don’t want to see in a finished product is obvious retouching or a composition that looks contrived. (The exception is if you intend an image to be humorous, such as putting baby Joey’s head on Daddy’s body.)

This is where a solid knowledge of the selection tools pays off. In this chapter, you try out several selection methods and see how to use the selection tools to make images look as though you haven’t retouched or edited them. Even if you’re an experienced Photoshop user, this chapter provides a plethora of tips and tricks that can save you time and help make your images look absolutely convincing.

Getting to Know the Selection Tools

You create selections by using selection ...

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