This Article give a Little Tutorial on How to Make a Selection Using the “Quick Mask” Technique on Photoshop CS5.
This Technique is mostly Suited when you have a not Homogeneous Background and a Multicolor Selection Area or a Selection with Fading Borders.
Here is a List of Operations while Beneath you will Find a Strip of Pictures partially Linked to this List.
- Window > Tool
- Double Click on the QuickMask Icon, the Latest on the Bottom of the Toolbar
- Select “Selected Areas” and Leave others to Default
- Select the Brush Tool
- Set Brush to “Hard Round” and to Medium-Large Size
- Decrease Brush Size with “[“, Increase with “]”
- Press “Q” to Start the “QuickMask” mode
- Start with a Large Brush and Select the Main Area
- Press “Q” to Leave the “QuickMask” and view the Selected Area
- Press “Q” to Enter in the “QuickMask” mode
- Decrease your Brush Size and follow to Refine your Selection
- Press “x” to Switch between Select(Paint) and Deselect(Erase)
- To Refine your Selection Decrease Brush Size and Set Brush Hardness to 0%
- Use Continuously “Q” to Switch between “QuickMask” and “Selection” to Check Selection
- Use “x” each time you need to Cancel some Extra Selected Pixels
- After your Achieved your Work Cmd+J or Ctrl+J to Tranfer
your Selection in a New Layer