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Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Craig Hoeschen, Jeff Carlson

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5. Making Selections

Photoshop Elements offers many sophisticated options for enhancing and retouching your image. Those options include colors, filters, resizing tools, vignettes, and all sorts of special effects. But before you can start tinkering, you need to learn how to make selections. Once you select a specific area of an image, you can change its color, copy and paste it into another image, or change its size and rotation.

You can also use selections to create a protective mask for specific portions of an image. It’s easy to select one area of an image, apply a change to the entire image, and keep the selected area untouched.

In this chapter, you learn about all of Photoshop Elements’ selection tools and when to choose one tool over another. ...

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