Lesson 2

Lesson:  Isolate an object

 

  1. Click the Layers tab on the Layers panel
  2. Click the Fruit and Vegetables layer on the Layers panel, click the Layers panel list arrow, then click Duplicate Layer
  3. Type Kiwi in the As text box, then click OK to close the Duplicate Layer dialog box - the new layer appears above the Fruit and Vegetables layer on the Layers panel, and is now the active layer
  4. Click the Channels tab, click the Indicates layer visibility button for any channel that is not visible, then click the Layers tab
  5. Click the Indicates layer visibility button for the Fruit and Vegetables layer, so the layer is not visible
  6. Click the Zoom tool on the Application bar, then click the center of the kiwi three times
  7. Click the Magnetic Lasso tool on the Tools panel
  8. Verify that the feather setting is 0, drag the pointer around the inner edge of the kiwi, avoiding the celery leaf (if possible) - the kiwi is selected

Summary:  You created and named a duplicate layer of the Fruit and Vegetables layer, then used the Magnetic Lasso tool to outline the kiwi.

 

Lesson:  Exclude pixels

 

  1. Click the zoom tool on the Application bar, press and hold ALT, click the center of the kiwi three times, then release ALT
  2. Click Select on the Application bar, then click Inverse
  3. Press DEL, deselect the selection, then click the Indicates layer visibility button on the Apples and Pineapple layers on the Layers panel - the Kiwi appears on the layer with a transparent background

Summary:  You inverted the pixel selection, then viewed the layer containing the extracted object

 

Lesson:  Enhance the extracted object

  1. Click the Gradient Map button on the Adjustments panel
  2. Click the Reverse check box, click the Gradient list arrow, click the Transparent Rainbow gradient box, then click anywhere outside the gradient picker to deselect the gradient box
  3. Click the This adjustment affects all layers below (click to clip to layer) button in the Adjustments panel, then click the Return to adjustment list button in the Adjustments panel
  4. Click the Indicates layer visibility button on the Fruit and Vegetables, Apples, and Pineapple layers on the Layers panel
  5. Save your work

Summary:  You adjusted the color for the extracted kiwi by applying a Gradient Map to the layer, then viewed the color-adjusted image.