Making selections in Adobe Photoshop Ep9/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial we are going to look at how to use one of the most common tools in Photoshop, the selection tools. As you begin to create in Photoshop, you will find that one of the most fundamental tools are the selection tools.

The selection tools allows you to make and control particular selections in your canvas area. The created selections work as a focus which will allow you to make a whole series of
creative decisions.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:01:52 Selections with the Marquee tool
00:08:41 Selections with the Lasso tools
00:13:30 Selections with the Magic wand tool
00:17:05 Selection tips
00:17:34 Select Layer outline
00:18:42 Save selection

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

I – Eyedropper tool
G – Paint Bucket tool
W – Magic Wand tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + D – Deselect Selection
cmd (Ctrl PC) + A – Select all

cmd (Ctrl PC) + Shift + N – New layer

Press & hold alt + click or drag – Remove from selection (with marquee tools active)

Press & hold shift + click or drag – Add to selection (with marquee tools active)
Press & hold shift + click & drag – Scale selection (with marquee tool active)


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


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“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

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