Quick Tip 5 Faster selections with the Magnetic Lasso Tool

I repeated over and over again that I always use the Pen Tool when extracting objects from the background.

After trying the Magnetic Lasso tool, I pretty much forgot about my Pen Tool “obsession”. That’s because with the Magnetic Lasso tool you can draw a path around an object a lot quicker since this tool detects contrast changes. The best thing about this tool is that the edges are as sharp as with the Pen Tool.

#7 Using Layer Masks – Photoshop for beginners

More beginner tutorials here: http://www.psdbox.com/category/beginners-serie/
Learn how to work non destructively with layer masks.

Landscape image: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1086684
Sky image: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=108861