Selecting with Masks

In this exercise, you'll learn select an element (object, person, etc.) from one image to make a part of another image.

While there are many ways to select pixels in Photoshop--the lasso tools, for instance--using masks is particularly good for precise work, or where the edge needs to be softer.

For this exercise, you'll need to

  • have your Zip disk or jump drive available
  • download the images "turner2.jpg" and "maltshot3.jpg" (right-click on this link, and from the menu, choose "Save Image As") and save them in your "nonwww" folder.
  • open Photoshop

You will also receive a copy of the handout, Selecting with Masks.

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