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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 14 of 118

Selection Tools


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 14 of 118

Selection Tools


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Selection Tools

So now let's see if we can make some selections in this image. I'm gonna start off with Simple selection to Wilson will progress into more complicated and advanced ones, and I'll start with the second tool that's found in our tool pound. And that is the marquee tool. The marquee tool is there to select rectangular in oval shaped objects, so it should work. Okay, here, let's say I wanted to only work on the door itself. What I could do with this tool is move my mouse to the lower left corner of the door, then click and hold down in drag to the upper right corner of the door. Let go. And now it's selected. And now, if I were to make a change like I wanted a black of my door, or let's just say I want a different colored door, I can come in here in. In this case, I chose an adjustment called hue saturation, so that's image adjustments, hue, saturation. There I could change the color of something, so I wanted a blue door and I got it. If I click outside the selection with the marquee tool, ...

so I'm not within it it will get rid of the selection this equivalent to choosing de select. And so that's a common convention. If you have a selection and you click outside of it, it usually means de select. Now I'd like to select the round portion of the door, and so I'm gonna go to my tool panel. I'm gonna click and hold down on that icon for the tool, and you'll find there's more than one tool in that slot. Here I can go the elliptical marquee tool in. Therefore, I can select round oval objects, but that tool works a little bit differently than you might expect. Watch what happens when I click right here. And I began dragging when I started to drag. You'll find that the selection isn't anywhere near where I initially clicked. I initially click near the upper left of my screen, and now the selection extends very far away from that, and it doesn't begin anywhere near where I collect. That's because there's something you need to know about selecting circles and ovals, and that IHS photo shop is thinking about a rectangle, even though you're not selecting something that's rectangular. So let's say I want to get the brown portion of the door, the round area. Well, imagine you had that, and you put it in a rectangular box, the smallest rectangular box that could contain that particular shape. If that was the case and it was the brown area that I'm thinking about, the upper left corner of that box would be approximately all right over here if you can see where my mouse is. And if that's the case, that's where I need to click with this tool. I click. And then I dragged towards the lower right and again I think about a rectangle I think about. If I took the brown circular area and put it in the smallest rectangular box I could get where with lower right corner of that box be? Wouldn't it be right about here? Well, that's exactly where I need to end up. So now I was able to select that round area, but it's not perfectly precise at the moment. If you look at the lower right area, I'm a little bit off. And so there's a tricky can use is long as he have not released the mouse button yet. If your mouse is still being held down. So you really still making this? Then you can press the space bar, so I have the mouse held down and the space bar. And if you have the space bar down, then when you drag, you move instead of changing the size of this. So now I could get the top edge tow line up just right, and then the left edge. It's kind of hard to tell where the left and should be, because it's kind of black ish in there. But then I can let go of the space bar, and then when I'm dragging, I'm no longer moving the overall position. I'm then changing its size so I can get that selected. I find a lot of people have troubles with what I just described because you'll end up letting go on the mouse button when you didn't mean to in, so I'll give you an alternative. If you need to select a round or oval object, you can start with this tool and simply make a selection that is larger than what you need. So that's a lot larger than what I need. Then go this select menu and you're going to find a choice called transform selection. It will only be there when a selection is active on your screen. But if I choose transformed selection now, I can grab the corner here in the upper left and bring it down. Get it to be looking at the left edge of the brown area. Get it to be exactly where I needed to be. If I want to reposition it, instead of grabbing the corners or the edges, click in the middle and you could just reposition it as a whole. And then I'm gonna grab the lower right, pull it in until it's the right size. The only problem with that is it's going to constrain the proportions. So if I attempt to drag the bottom edge up and I wanted to Onley effect the height, I don't want it to affect the width, you'll see that it is affecting the width. In order to prevent it from doing that, you need to hold down the shift key when you drag. If you hold shift, it means do not constrain the proportions. Do not keep the width and height to be, um, the same ratio anyway. Now I could get it to line up and I press return or enter when I'm done, and now I have that

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
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Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail