Let’s build a snowman

This lesson walks you through using Photoshop’s selection tools. Click on this link to download the source file for this lesson.

Concepts to cover:

Magnetic Lasso–selects based on lines of different colors.

Magic Wand–selects based on similar tonal ranges. (Contiguous=touching colors, tolerance = 1 pixel + x-lighter + x-dark)

Ctrl T= transforms/resizes

Ctrl D=deselects

Ctrl 0=fits on screen. Ctrl + and – zooms in and out.

Shift=Adds to a selection. Alt=Subtracts from a selection. Spacebar=adjusts selections while you are creating it.

Alt+Move=Makes a copy of a selection while moving.

Shift+Alt+Move=Makes a parallel copy.

 

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