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[OM] Re: Impressive Image, E-510 and 14-54 Lens

Subject: [OM] Re: Impressive Image, E-510 and 14-54 Lens
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 21:50:17 +0100
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.

Chris

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  
> image.
> The Magic Wand, Quick Selection and/or Select by Color tools will do  
> the
> 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  
> right,
> 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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