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Selections, Channels & Masks

An in-depth look at Selections, Channels & Masks

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In this detailed course, Dave Cross covers all the key methods for making selections, using channels and working with masks. The overall goal of this course is to equip you with multiple tools and techniques that help you make realistic, accurate masks quickly and easily. Dave covers all the selection tools and gives practical advice on the ones you’ll use the most, he provides detailed instruction on working with channels and masks, and gives you a ton of bonus suggestions, shortcuts and tips.

What you’ll learn in this class:

Key methods for making accurate selections

How to tweak selections for extra believability

The role of channels when working with images

How to create and fine-tine masks

How working non-destructively will save you time

Numerous shortcuts and “hidden” secrets

Your Instructor

Dave Cross
Dave Cross

Official Bio:

For over 28 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CC and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (27 times), spoken at many photography events, written numerous articles and several books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training and PhotoshopCafe. Dave is a regular instructor for CreativeLive, and in 2016 and 2017 was named a MAX Master instructor at Adobe MAX.

Over the last 18 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.


From Dave: Take advantage of my experience of teaching thousands of Photoshop users like you how to be more efficient and creative.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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