Apr 5, 2007

Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge in CS3


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Think you have read and seen all there is to know about the quick selection tool and Refine Edge? Then check out this movie tutorial by Martin Evening in which he reveals some hidden tips for working with the quick selection tool. Plus, if you thought Refine Edge was simply intended for modifying selections, Martin shows you how refine Edge can be used to modify a layer mask in situ, which is far more useful than having to just guess which slider settings to use when modifying a selection.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers


This movie is one of the movies that you will find on the DVD that will accompany Martin Evening’s new book: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Photographers, published by Focal Press.. To coincide with the official announcement of Photoshop CS3, Martin Evening has released a sample chapter from his forthcoming book.

The new edition of this best selling book should be hitting the streets in Spring of 2007, shortly after the official release of Photoshop CS3.

As a special perk for PhotoshopNews readers, Martin has made his Chapter 1: What’s New in Photoshop CS3 available for free download.

The 24 page PDF, outlines all the new features of Photoshop CS3 and Bridge 2, written from a user’s perspective. It offers an honest appraisal of what will be on offer in this new version of the program, if you really want to know what’s NEW!

Click here to download the PDF (4.05 mbs) Note, this is an updated version including mention of Photoshop CS3 Extended features.

One Response to “Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge in CS3”

  1. stanr Says:

    Very interesting tutorial. The use of Quick Mask to reveal what is/is not selected was a bit confusing at first. I have always used QM to define what IS selected. Apparently you have QM set to show what is NOT selected. You must feel there is some advantage to using QM in this way, and I would find it helpful to know why, and whether you always use QM to define what is not selected or just when using Quick Select.

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