There are many ways to make selections in Photoshop. These are basic techniques but can be put together to give the user powerful control over what they’re doing.
Let’s watch a video to see what I mean.
As you can see in the video, the methods are simple. But when combined with one another, they can become quite a powerful way to isolate areas.
Coupled with the techniques I talk about in using utility channels in Photoshop, they get even more powerful.
Selections in Photoshop shortcut keys
- Cmd+A = Select All
- Cmd+D = Deselect All
- Cmd+Shift+I = Invert current selection
- Cmd+click on thumbnail = load that layer, channel, or path’s selection
Marquee Tool modifyer keys
- Shift, then Click+drag = adds to existing selection (if any)
- Option, then Click+drag = subtracts from existing selection (if any)
- Click+drag, then Shift = constrains selections to perfect square or circle
- Click+drag, then Option = starts selection from center of original drag point
Download the file
Download the file and follow along. It’s a perfect way to discover how these techniques might help you create better color separations.