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Combining Selection Tools

Lesson 15 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Combining Selection Tools

Lesson 15 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

15. Combining Selection Tools

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Combining Selection Tools

we can combine selection tools. So in this case, what I'd really like is not only this round portion, but I either want to get rid of the door, or I want to add the door to it. And so I'm going to switch back to the normal marquee tool, and let's figure out how to add to or take away from a selection. When you're in a selection tool in the options bar at the top of your screen on the left side, there should be some icons right here. Those icons determine what happens if you click with this tool. A second time in the default is the one on the far left. If I hover over it and pause, it will give me a tool tip indicating what it means. It means make a brand new selection. That means replace the selection that already exists. Therefore, if I move my mouse near the upper left of my picture, I click and I drag the selection I had previously goes away as it makes this new one, I'll choose undo the second icon that is there. If I hover over it, it means add to the selection that's already exis...

ting. So if I click that icon before I click and drag within my picture, then when I make a new selection, it simply adds to the one that's already there. I'll choose Undo because I wasn't careful with where I clicked and I'll go to the lower left of the doorway. I'll click and I'll drag up like this to try to include that lower portion. So now we've combined to selections. If I go back up here and I go to the third icon, the 3rd 1 is called Subtract from Selection, and if I click on that now, I can take away from this. So if I don't want the blue portion, which is the doorway itself, then I'm gonna start near the bottom of my selection just outside of the area that selected already. Ah, click and I'll drag up like this. You get all the way up to where the blue edge of the door is, and now, because it's set to subtract from the selection, now have an area selected that is three round portion that is brown along with the frame that is around the doorway. So that means on the right and left edges. So maybe I want to come in here now in a just that all again go to hue and saturation because that has a huge slider which allows me to shift the colors of things. And we'll do that. So we've changed up the color. Now what I'd like to do is the area that is above the door. There is a area that has a curve top at a flat bottom that's directly above the door. I would like to select and work on that separately. So up here in the upper left of my screen, there is the last of those four icons. And if I hover over it, it's called Intersect. With selection, you could think of that as meaning. Let's crop the selection we already have. So we only keep the portions that are contained within the next selection I'm making. So I'll come in here knowing that I'm going to crop the selection So Onley where it overlaps the selection I'm currently making. I'm gonna click on the left edge of the door and I'm going to drag up like this and let go, and it gives me on Lee the area where those two selections overlapped, and it's extending down further than I need. So I'll start a selection up here, come down like this and just that much the head crop within their now I just have that top portion. So if I want to make that a different color again, I can go here to hue and saturation and let's see if we can end up getting that to be maybe a more of a reddish and maybe bring up our lightness a little. But you've seen how I've been able to isolate various portions in this image and now choose de select cause I want to work on the entire picture now. I showed you that using the icons that were found in the options bar at the top of my screen. But to be honest, I never click on those icons. Instead, I haven't set to the default setting, which is on the far left, which is the one that would get rid of a selection and create a brand new one. And that's because I can do every thing we did with those icons using my keyboard. If you're gonna end up using photo shop on a daily basis would be useful to get used to the keyboard shortcuts. Forward those. So let's take a look. First, I'm gonna make a selection of the rectangular portion of the doorway, so I'll click in the lower left of the door, drag up like this since I know I'm going to select the whole circle. It doesn't matter how high I go, as long as I go above right about here where the circle would start intersecting with it. Now I want to select the round portion of the door and I'm not sure why it's doing this. We have this wierd. It shouldn't be showing this part of the selection because the actual edge extends down here. That's an odd little screen redraw issue that shouldn't be happening to see where anyway. Now I want to add to it, so I'm going to switch to the elliptical marquee tool before I click the mouse button. I need to hold down a key on my keyboard. And if you watch these little icons up here when I hold down the shift key Oh, I thought that was gonna push in, but it didn't. It's does the equivalent to that. So I'm gonna press and hold down the shift key. If you actually look at my mouse, it usually looks like this When I hold shift, you see a plus sign indicating I'm gonna add to my selection. So I'm holding shift. I'm gonna guesstimate where With the upper left corner of a rectangle B that contains that circle I click and after I click as long as my mouse button is held down I can let go of my keyboard because it's on Lee. The absolute moment that I clicked that it matters If I was holding shift or not. After that you can let go so I can hit space bar here in reposition this Let go Space bar there. I've added to my selection to take away from my selection. What? I end up doing this. If you look at my mouse here, If I hold down the option key, which is Alton Windows, you'll find a negative sign appears in. Therefore I can come into her hold option and I'm gonna take away the blue portion of the door. Can't do it with that tool. I can choose. Undo Forgot to switch to the rectangular one, but I'm holding option Alta windows so I could get that. Now I want to get the intersection. I want to crop the current selection so I only get it within the area that I draw to do that. If you watch my mouse again, I'm gonna hold on both shift and option at the same time and I get a little X. That X indicates it's gonna give me the intersection. I'm gonna click like this, drag down, and if it's not positioned exactly the way you need space bar lets me move it. But it's on Lee the moment I click my mouse button when I have to be holding down those two keys after you click the mouse. As long as you have the mouse down, you don't have to continue holding them in there. I could get our section, so I get used to those keyboard shortcuts. Therefore, I don't have to use the I consider found up here at the top of my screen unless I really want to. If use Futter shop just every once in a while, you use the icons, and if you use Photoshopped daily, get used to the keyboard shortcuts

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

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Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

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