Selecting parts of an image is one of the keys to using Photoshop’s power. Selection allows you to adjust one part of an image differently than other parts, for example for color balance, contrast, or noise reduction. In comparison to Lightroom, Photoshop offers more ways of visualizing what you are selecting, more methods of selection, a workspace for refining the selection, the ability to save and re-use the selection, and ways of combining selections. Photoshop then offers a much wider variety of adjustments to the selection.
Selection is also the first step in removing unwanted parts of an image and provides the image material to make composite images.
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