1. Using Expand & Contract

Instructor Richard Harrington

1. Using Expand & Contract
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Take charge of Photoshop and make better, more targeted image adjustments with selections—including hard-to-select objects like hair, fuzzy edges, and color ranges. Instructor Richard Harrington reveals the importance of precise selections, whether you're masking, changing color and tone, or even storing transparency, and shows you how to make them with the tools in Adobe Photoshop CC. Dive into the Select menu commands and the Marquee, Lasso, and Magic Wand tools, and then learn how to refine your selections with Expand and Contract, Smooth and Feather, Quick Mask, and other controls. Photoshop power users will also enjoy advanced techniques involving the Color Range command and alpha channel selections.


1. Using Expand & Contract 3:39
2. Grow, Smooth, & Feather a Selection 5:16
3. Transforming a Selection 2:50
4. The Inverse Command 2:40
5. Refining a Selection with a Quick Mask Command 7:47
6. Improving Selections with the Select and Mask Command 3:52
7. Advanced Control with the Select and Mask Command 4:10
8. Controlling Output with the Select and Mask Command 2:40
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Richard Harrington
A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in photography, motion graphic design, and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had a great interest in visual communications. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has chaired conferences since 2003 for the National Association of Broadcasters.