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Lesson 10. Creating Special Effects > Combining and moving selections

Combining and moving selections

Before you begin to apply special effects to the next set of pears, you'll combine the earlier selections you made. You'll also move the new combined selection so that you can use it with a different set of pears. Although the process is slightly different, you can combine selections in ImageReady as well.

1.
Select the zoom tool. Then hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) to select the zoom-out tool ( ).

2.
Click the zoom-out tool as many times as necessary until both the top left pears and top middle pears are visible.

3.
Choose Select > Load Selection, and select Alpha 1. Click OK.

4.
Choose Select > Load Selection. Select Alpha 2. Click Add to Selection. Click OK.

Both pears are now selected.

Tip

To add a channel to an existing selection when using the Select > Load Selection command in ImageReady, hold down the Shift key and keep using the Select > Load Selection command (picking a different channel each time) until all of the channels you want to use have been loaded as one combined selection.

5.
Using the rectangular marquee tool ( ), drag the selection border to the right to position it over the middle pears in the top row.


Alpha 1 and Alpha 2 selections combined and then moved using marquee tool



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