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Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Second Edition by James Porto, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Chapter 6. Selection Fundamentals

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An oft-repeated line about Photoshop is that there are usually three to five ways of accomplishing anything in the program. In addition to being a Photoshop “in joke,” there is more than a grain of truth to this statement. We love the fact that there are often multiple ways to approach a task because it provides flexibility in how we work with our images. This flexibility means we can approach each image with a variety of tools and techniques to create intricate selections or seamlessly combine images. But until you learn the pros and cons of each approach, that flexibility can be very frustrating when you’re ...

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