Smarter selections in Photoshop: How to make clean selections and improve your photo editing


posted Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST


As Fstoppers’ Alex Cooke puts it, “The better you are at selecting things, the better you are at Photoshop. It's one of the most fundamental skills.” He hits the nail on the head there. While Lightroom and other similar software is amazing for making a wide range of edits to your images, for making complex selections, Photoshop cannot be beat. However, it is not always easy to make good selections and Photoshop’s built-in tools can be a bit daunting for new users.

Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid, a maker of many great tutorials, such as this one, has a new tutorial all about selections. In the tutorial, which includes ten tips and tricks for making difficult selections and masks, Dodson will teach you how to “cut out anything in Photoshop.”

Readers, do you have any tips for making selections in Photoshop that Dodson didn’t cover above? If so, let us know in the comments below. Be sure to visit Tutvid for many more tutorials.

(Via Fstoppers)