Use Selection Tools in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Amanda, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can use selection tools in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should either create a new document or open an existing one, which you can see I've done here.
- 1Look at the list of layers near the bottom of the menu on the right-hand side. Our document has two layers. We have a background layer and a layer of watermelons. This is a separate layer that we can move around. Ensure that whichever thing that we want to select is on the layer that is selected. Otherwise, we might try to select something from one layer, when we're actually working on another layer. The selection would happen on that layer, even if we couldn't see it. Be aware of that.Advertisement
- 10Hold down "Shift" on the keyboard and click with the mouse to start adding more areas to the selection. This is a bit like when we hold "Shift" while clicking on files in a folder. It tells the program that each click should expand the one selection, rather than create a separate selection. This method is good if we want to be quite precise. However, it can create a problem in a lot of cases. Let's show this.
- 18Click on the image and drag. It makes assumptions about what we're looking to include. This is good if we want to select a background around something. For example, some of our melons look to be in the background, and are more shadowed. We might want to select them and take them away from the foreground watermelons.
- 22This is a VisiHow video. I've just shown you how you can use selection tools in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
Video: Use Selection Tools in Photoshop CS6
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