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Part I: Selection Tools and Techniques > THE ESSENTIAL SELECT MENU

Chapter 3. THE ESSENTIAL SELECT MENU

I go into New York City almost every day, and on most days I go to the same two areas of town: midtown and Chelsea. At some point I became aware that I had fallen into a rut—every day I was taking the same subway and walking the same route. On the few occasions when I went uptown or down to Greenwich Village, I was always amazed at the different faces the Big Apple has. Each neighborhood has its own smells, textures, and feelings.

Working with Photoshop can be a lot like a daily commute—in no time it can seem like you're in a rut. When making selections, most people simply grab one of the familiar selection tools from the toolbar and hope a quick drag or click will get the job done. However, the selection tools usually just aren't sophisticated enough to make finely tuned selections.


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