You can also use the Pen tool, making a path and then making the path
a selection. It takes a little time, but perhaps no more than the
Magic Wand if you have to keep adding to the selection with difficult
colours or shades.
On 27 May 2008, at 21:34, Moose wrote:
> Here's a great example. The Lasso selection tool can do the job, but
> takes a lot of time and care to apply accurately to this kind of
> The Magic Wand, Quick Selection and/or Select by Color tools will do
> job MUCH more quickly and accurately.
> Applying Brightness/Levels/Curves to a selection works fine, as does
> Blur. However, if you later find that the selection wasn't quite
> you have to undo all the adjustments, recreate the selection and start
> over. If you instead create a mask layer with the selection, the mask
> can later be easily and quickly modified and the adjustments aren't
> affected, just to which part of the overall image they apply.
> You can also avoid applying adjustments that are a bit too much or
> little, undoing, redoing, and so on. Simply apply the tool, leaning
> slightly toward more is better. If the effect is too strong, just use
> the slider to change layer opacity. You can watch the effect change in
> real time and select the best amount.
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