Refine Edge and Refine Mask in Photoshop CS5

Refine Selections with Refine Edge

Featured Photoshop Tutorial

Using Refine Edge to Improve Selections

In this first rate featured video from Lyndapodcast the powerful Refine Edge command is explained.

Refine Edge or Refine Mask is a powerful tool for obtaining a professional finish to complex selections. A complex tool for a difficult task.

This video helps you to evaluate the right approach to take for one of the most challenging selection tasks: extracting a model from one background and transferring her to another.

Not all of the choices are obvious.

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Refine Edge is not magic, and this command is very much one of those Practice makes Perfect situations. Neither can it be used as the sole means of improving selections: other techniques need to be employed when all of the advanced digital wizardry of Refine Edge no longer cuts into the problem.

If you still need extra input, and for a slightly different approach to Refine Edge, the following video from Lynda.com has some useful hints. The materials mentioned in the video can be accessed at Adobe TV.

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