Selecting Things Using Photoshop

Six different ways of viewing a selection or mask in Photoshop CC's Select & Mask workspace.
Image vs Mask Selection
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Flowers, Channels panel with 4 alpha channels.PNG
Flowers, Layers panel.PNG
Six different ways of viewing a selection or mask in Photoshop CC's Select & Mask workspace.
Image vs Mask Selection
Flowers, detail, marching ants.PNG
Flowers, Channels panel with 4 alpha channels.PNG
Flowers, Layers panel.PNG

Selecting Things Using Photoshop

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Instructor: Jim Thornbery
Time & Dates: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday afternoons, Oct 16 & 23, 2019
Location: PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr., Suite 212, Madison WI. ADA accessible. Free convenient parking in our adjacent parking lot.
Class size: limited to 10 people; minimum class of 5.

At the conclusion of this class the student should be able to know when and how to use a wide variety of selection tools and techniques to select a portion of an image for further adjustment, replacement, or compositing.

Prerequisites:

Successfully completing the Introduction to Photoshop Topics course held earlier in 2019 or familiarity with basic Photoshop concepts of layers, masks, and having attempted making selections using the selection brush or magic wand. If you do not have a basic understanding of layers, masks, and familiarity with Photoshop menus and on-screen organization you should NOT take this course. The Introduction to Photoshop Topics course will be offered again in 2020.

You will need a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6. Earlier versions of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements may be used BUT may not be able to do several of the selection techniques covered in this course.

Description

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, noise reduction, or lens blur. 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.

We will cover the whys and hows of:

  1. Assessing an image for what tool(s) to use,

  2. Using the Rectangular & Elliptical Marquee, Lassos, Quick Selection, Magic Wand, and Color Range,

  3. Saving selections for re-use,

  4. Using multiple selection tools for one selection,

  5. Improving selections in the Refine Selections and Masks workspace,

  6. Combining selections using addition, subtraction, and intersection,

  7. Making selections using the channels panel including creating alpha channels in different color modes,

  8. (time permitting) Using the Calculations feature for advanced selections.

If you enroll at least one week before this class starts you are requested to submit 1 to 5 images that you might want selections done for local adjustment or compositing. Some of these images may be used for in-class demonstrations. Maximum resolution of these images is 1920 pixels width by 1080 pixels wide. 16-bit TIFF or PSD files are preferred so as to have the maximum bit-depth available for the selection methods.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY AS OF MARCH 16, 2015

All student cancellations will incur a $10.00 processing fee, which will be deducted from any refund remitted. Cancellations more than thirty (30) days before the start of the first class session are refundable, less the above processing fee.

Cancellations at thirty (30) to fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in refunding half (50%) of the fees except for some classes where this is not feasible due to contractual arrangements with the instructor(s) and/or venue. Such exceptions will be noted in the listing of those classes.

Cancellations less than fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in the loss of all fees. You may arrange to have someone else fill your slot in the class but we must be notified of this substitution as soon as possible.  PhotoMidwest will have no involvement in any transfer of funds related to such substitutions.  If the slot in the class is not used, we will consider it as a donation to PhotoMidwest and as such, it may qualify as tax deductible.

In the rare case an entire class must be cancelled by PhotoMidwest, all students will receive a full refund. Partial cancellation of a single class session will typically be addressed via a rescheduled session, not a partial refund of fees.

PHOTO POLICY

By enrolling in this course, you consent to PhotoMidwest taking and publishing photographs of the course, which may include you, in its promotional materials to communicate what our classes, events, and/or facilities are like to potential members. To clarify, PhotoMidwest will never publish photographs YOU took without your specific written permission.