Often times when I'm making selections mentally, I might be thinking about a particular object that needs to be selected, but I'll compare the object I'm attempting to select to its surroundings, and I'll select whatever simpler. So even though I want this bird selected doesn't mean I'm going to use something like the quick selection tool in pain across the bird because the bird various more in brightness and in just complexity of its shape and things. So what I might do often time to select what I don't really want, which is the surroundings, and then when I'm done, I just go to the select menu, and she was in verse to get the opposite, and now I can get that object, but I just find that so often people get mentally stuck on the idea of I'm trying to select this object and therefore that's all I'm thinking about where so often I'm thinking about what's simpler, the thing I want or the opposite of it, and so oftentimes they'll select the surroundings as an alternative.
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I love learning from Ben Willmore! He has such a friendly, casual style I just love watching him in action. But he never wastes my time, he attacks his topic forcefully, stays focused on his teaching, and I have learned so much watching his videos. Ben is terrific and I strongly recommend this and his other courses on CreativeLive.
Excellent class! Ben has a very clear presentation style so it's easy to follow along. I appreciate seeing the diverse approaches to selections, and some creative uses as well. Thanks so much!
I am a beginner in PS. I had been struggling with it for about 6 months until I took Ben Willmore's Photoshop 101. I have had many "aha" moments, but still learning. I decided to get "Quick Selections" because I was looking for shortcuts and quicker ways to process my photography. I am only half way through the course and it has already paid for itself in time that it will save me. It has also opened my eyes to greater possibilities in editing. Ben Willmore is an excellent instructor. His style is laid back, but thorough.