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Chapter 4. Mastering the Art of Selectio... > Using Channels to Create and Store S...

Using Channels to Create and Store Selections

Photoshop's primary method of creating selections is through the use of tools on the toolbox, such as the Marquee, Lasso, and Magic Wand, and while they create impressive and complex selections, Photoshop has other ways to capture that tricky selection using the Channels palette. The Channels palette primarily holds color information, but that's not all it can hold. You can use the Channels palette to create and store complex selections. Photoshop holds selection information using black (mask), white (selection), and shades of gray (percentages of selection). In addition, channels are saved with the image file.


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