Photoshop tip: Masking 101
Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 14 December 2009 - 09:28 AM
The best tool for creating selections is the Quick Selection tool. It works similar to the Magic Wand, but is far more powerful and once mastered, makes the process of creating a complex selection take less time.
I would suggest that as powerful as Quick Mask mode is, I think it's best to see it for refining a selection/mask, not as a blank slate place to start creating one. Using the Quick Mask tool, Magic Wand, or one of the Lasso tools as a starting place makes sense, then use Quick Mask Mode to clean up the selection and Refine Edge, as needed, to really dial it in.
Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:01 AM
MacKayaker's advice on using the Quick Selection tool (under magic wand tool popup) is another good tip.