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  1. Chapter Lessons OVERVIEW • Make a selection using shapes • Modify a marquee • Select using color and modify a selection • Add a vignette effect to a selection Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  2. Making SelectionsCombining Images INTRODUCTION • Most Photoshop images are created using compositing: • Combining images from different sources Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  3. Sources for Images INTRODUCTION • Other Photoshop images • Royalty-free images • Pictures from digital cameras • Scanned artwork Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  4. Understanding Selection Tools INTRODUCTION • Selection tools are used to select images in order to modify them • Two selection methods are available: • Using a tool • Using color Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  5. Examine images to evaluate selection options Learn how to identify edges to use to isolate imagery Learn how to spot colors that can be used to isolate a specific object Choosing a Selection Tool INTRODUCTION Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  6. Make a Selection Using ShapesSelecting by Shape LESSON 1 • Use Freeform tools to select irregular shapes • Click the tool on the toolbox, then drag the pointer around the object • Use Fixed-Area tools to select objects that are rectangular or elliptical Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  7. Selection Tools Available LESSON 1 Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  8. Understanding Marquees LESSON 1 • A selected shaped is enclosed by a marquee Elliptical Marquee Marquee surrounding an irregular shape Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  9. Fastening Points LESSON 1 • An anchor within the marquee • Created each time the Selection tool is clicked • Visible when Polygonal or Magnetic Lasso tools are used to select an object Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  10. Working with Selections LESSON 1 • Move a selection • Copy a selection • Transform a selection • Make adjustments to a selection • To deselect an image, click Select on the menu bar, then click Deselect Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  11. Placing a Selection LESSON 1 • Copy or cut a selection, then paste it to a different location or to a different image • Use the Move Tool to drag a selection to a new location Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  12. Selection Tasks LESSON 1 Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  13. Using Guides LESSON 1 • Non-printable horizontal and vertical lines • Used to help position a selection • To create a guide, position the pointer on either ruler, then click and drag the guide into position Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  14. Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool LESSON 1 • Use the Magnetic Lasso tool to select an irregular shape • Click the tool on the edge of the shape to create a fastening point • Drag the pointer around the shape • Click directly over the initial fastening point to close the shape Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  15. Magnetic Lasso Tool Settings LESSON 1 Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  16. Tips for Making Selections LESSON 1 • Move the mouse slowly • Keep your hand steady • Make sure your mouse is well cared for and functioning properly Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  17. Modify a MarqueeChanging the Size of a Marquee LESSON 2 • Use selection buttons from the options bar to: • Add to and subtract from a marquee • Intersect with a selection Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  18. Expanding a Marquee LESSON 2 Marquee surrounds rectangle Selection expanded to include three shapes Marquee expanded by 5 pixels Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  19. Marquee Modifications LESSON 2 • Expand a marquee • Contract a marquee • Smooth out the edges of a marquee • Enlarge a marquee and add a border Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  20. Select Using Color and Modify a SelectionSelection Options LESSON 3 • Use the Color Range command on the Select menu OR • Use the Magic Wand Tool on the toolbox Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  21. Using the Color Range Command LESSON 3 • Select the Color Range command to open the Color Range dialog box • Identify which colors to use to make a selection • Exclude colors, if necessary • Click Select on the menu bar, then click Color Range to open the Color Range dialog box Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  22. Magic Wand Tool Options LESSON 3 • Four selection buttons • Tolerance setting used to specify whether similar pixels will be selected • Anti-aliased check box used to soften the appearance of the selection Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  23. More Magic Wand Tool Options LESSON 3 • Contiguous check box used to select pixels that are next to one another • Use All Layers check box used to select pixels from all layers Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  24. Selection Tips LESSON 3 • Identify the shape to select • Assess the qualities of the object • Decide which method to use: color or magic wand • Color: object includes common colors • Magic wand: object includes identifiable edges and a definable shape Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  25. Transforming a Selection LESSON 3 • You transform a selection by changing its size and other qualities • Click Edit on the menu bar, point to Transform then select one of the Transform commands Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  26. Flipping a Selection LESSON 3 • Transform a selection by flipping it (changing its direction): • Click Edit on the menu bar • Point to Transform, then click Flip Horizontal Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  27. Healing Brush Tool LESSON 3 • Use the Healing Brush Tool on the toolbox to fix imperfections in an image • Example of imperfections: • Dirt and scratches in a picture • Wrinkles on a face Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  28. Add a Vignette Effect to a SelectionDefining Vignettes LESSON 4 • A picture or portrait whose border fades into the surrounding color at its edges Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  29. Uses for Vignettes LESSON 4 • Give an image an old-world appearance • Tone down an overwhelming background Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  30. A vignette effect uses feathering to fade a marquee shape The feather setting blurs the area between the selection and the surrounding pixels Vignette Characteristics LESSON 4 Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  31. Vignette Example LESSON 4 Before Vignette applied to Background After Vignette applied to Background Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  32. Use a marquee or lasso tool to create a marquee in an image layer Modify the feather setting to increase the blur effect Add the vignette effect to the layer: Click Layer on the menu bar Point to Add Layer Mask Click Reveal Selection Creating a Vignette LESSON 4 Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0

  33. Chapter C Tasks SUMMARY • Understand selection tools • Use Fixed-Form & Freeform selection tools • Modify selections • Modify a marquee • Use the Color Range command and the Magic Wand tool • Use the Healing Brush tool • Add a vignette to a selection Getting Started with PhotoShop 7.0