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How to use Photoshop Elements selection tools to make a selection that will be used for a layer mask. This will allow us to easily do a background change by cutting the person out of the photo. This tutorial was recorded in Photoshop Elements 2020 but will also work just as well in 2019, 2018, 15, and earlier versions.
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00:00 Photoshop Elements Selection Tools Tutorial Intro
00:28 The two photos used for this project
00:51 What is the right selection tool to use?
01:08 I like the Polygonal Lasso Tool for projects like this
01:29 Making the initial selection
02:10 Use the Space Bar to move the image while making your selection
02:48 Why I like the Polygonal Lasso Tool
04:39 Two areas to fix – legs first
05:35 Using Refine Edge on the Hair
06:36 Save Selection as New Layer with Layer Mask
06:51 Cleaning up the Layer Mask
07:53 Bring in the new background
08:27 Repositioning the figure
08:48 Cleaning up the background
09:33 Use the Clone Stamp Tool for touchups
10:00 Add a Levels Adjustment Layer
10:36 Add a Photo Filter Adjustment Layer
11:11 Final cleanup on figure
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