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Quick Selection Tips

with Ben Willmore

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About The Class

make more effective selections.

Learn how to take advantage of Photoshop’s powerful Selection tools and take your image editing skills to the next level.

Join Ben Willmore and explore everything you need to know to quickly select complex objects and refine selections in seconds. You’ll learn how to remove complex backgrounds (like trees and other naturescapes), precisely select smoke, and work with translucent objects. You’ll leave this course ready to make much more effective selections.


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Elliptical Marquee: Corners

    04:18
  2. 02

    Transform Selection

    06:14
  3. 03

    Straight lines with Lasso Tool

    02:14
  4. 04

    Quick Selection Tool

    03:26
  5. 05

    Inverse Selection

    01:14
  6. 06

    Lasso plus Magic Wand Selections

    06:20
  7. 07

    Quick Mask Mode

    06:11
  8. 08

    Precise Selection on Handwritten Text

    14:20
  9. 09

    Removing Background under shadows

    05:55
  10. 10

    Removing Background: Fireworks

    10:13
  11. 11

    Adding Clouds to Image

    03:35
  12. 12

    Focus Masking

    07:30
  13. 13

    Remove Background from Trees

    19:05

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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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  • Steve61861

    Steve61861

    May 2015

    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.

  • Bill Reeves

    Bill Reeves

    February 2015

    What a great course. I thought I knew PS selection until I took this course. Ben Willmore has a great delivery.

  • dinotaco

    dinotaco

    April 2015

    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.

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