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Complex Selections: Furry, Fuzzy, and Hairy

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  •   03 Initial Selection in Photoshop


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About The Class

isolate objects in photoshop.

Complex textures can be a challenge for image editors – but they don’t need to be. Join Ben Willmore for a guide to working with furry, fuzzy, and hairy textures in Photoshop.

You’ll learn how to isolate complex objects from their backgrounds and tackle hair, fur, and other difficult image textures. You’ll also explore ways to refine your work to get professional-quality, sophisticated images every time.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Color Range Selection on Smoke in Photoshop

  2. 02

    Adding Drop Shadow to Selection Layer in Photoshop

  3. 03

    Initial Selection in Photoshop

    Learn techniques for isolating furry, fuzzy, and hairy things for Photoshop retouching.

  4. 04

    Refine Edges in Photoshop

  5. 05

    Using Overlay View to make detailed edits in Photoshop

  6. 06

    Brush size demo in Photoshop

  7. 07

    Detailed Baby Hair Selection in Photoshop

  8. 08

    Decontaminate Colors in Photoshop

  9. 09

    Touching up the Mask in Photoshop

  10. 10

    Adding solid color precisely to an image in Photoshop

  11. 11

    How to fix Decontaminate Color issues in Photoshop

  12. 12

    Adding a Frizzy hair girl to a Floral background in Photoshop


Meet Your Expert

Ben Willmore

Ben Willmore is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame who has taught over 100,000 Adobe Photoshop® users on all seven continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America’s favorite Adobe Photoshop® instructors, and he is often the top-selling speaker at design and photography conferences throughout the world. He writes for numerous digital imaging publications, including Photoshop User magazine, and his award-winning books have helped helped hundreds of thousands of design and photography professionals make the transition from blindly following step-by-step techniques to “Ah-ha! I finally GET Photoshop!” ... read more

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  • Lonnie

    June 2016

    Selections have always been my nightmare, Ben Willmore is a Godsend. His easy to comprehend teaching method and techniques make learning fun and the lessons taught stick. I now own others in his lineup of classes with more on my wishlist. Thank you Ben for making Photoshop Selections less daunting and complicated than it can sometimes be and thank you Creative Live for having one of the best teachers out there. I highly recommend this course to any and all.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    September 2019

    Terrific course with detailed and *clear* instructions on these essential skills. So happy with my purchase!

  • Shilps


    April 2019

    i am huge fan of Ben Willmore, so when I saw this topic and the cover pic of the course, I immediately decided to buy it thinking that Ben will describe, how he made the selection. But it seems that this course is part of a bigger course, and that precise method of selecting an object like hair from similarly coloured background was not part of this course. This was a total waste for me, as this the only reason why I bought this course. The other techniques of removing fringing etc is covered in many free youtube tutorials already.

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