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Saving Your Intricate Selections

If you’ve spent 15 or 20 minutes (or even more) putting together an intricate selection, once you deselect it, it’s gone. (Well, you might be able to get it back by choosing Reselect from the Select menu, as long as you haven’t made any other selections in the meantime, so don’t count on it. Ever.) Here’s how to save your finely honed selections and bring them back into place anytime you need them.

Step One.
To save a currently active selection, go under the Select menu and choose Save Selection. This brings up the Save Selection dialog (as shown). Just click OK to save your selection.

Step Two.
You can view your saved selection by going to the Channels palette, where your selection is saved as an extra channel named “Alpha 1” (by default). You can turn this channel into a selection anytime by dragging it to the Load Channel as Selection icon at the bottom of the Channels palette (as shown).

Step Three.
Another way to load a saved selection is to choose Load Selection from the bottom of the Select menu. This brings up the Load Selection dialog, where you can choose which channel you want to load from the Channel pop-up menu (handy if you’ve saved multiple selections). You can use it to either add or subtract a saved selection from a currently active selection.


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