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Workshop - Mastering Selections in Photoshop

April 24, 2016 at 9 AM to NOON - Newmarket Community Centre Hall #2

This workshop is focused on making selections using the tools available in Photoshop.  It presumes some basic Photoshop knowledge including a basic understanding of what a layer is and what a mask is.

Topics Covered


  • Why make selections?
  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Adding to, removing from and merging selections
  • Turn a selection into a layer mask
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • How to save and load a selection
  • How to refine the quality of a selection
  • Basic composites using selections
  • Using selections to adjust parts of an image
  • Getter better with the Quick Selection tool
  • Using the three different Lasso tools
  • Using the Lasso selection tool to add a shadow to an image
  • Using a colour overlay to colorize part of an image

Quick Mask Mode

  • Painting in a selection
  • Combining different selection tools
  • Introducing Quick Mask
  • Fast saving a selection
  • How good is my selection?
  • Painting in adjustments using a brush
  • Adding motion blur
  • Using Invert with Masks
  • Applying filters
  • Smoothing edges
  • Expanding and contracting a selection to manage halos

This is a hands-on workshop.  Attendees must have a computer with Photoshop CC installed and active and download demo images from a shared folder in advance of attendance.  Registrants will be sent the link for the shared folder prior to the class.  A Wacom tablet is not required but is recommended for users at this level.

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