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Old 04-04-2006, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ken45140

Aha, success!

Many thanks.

Probably, the KEY key (main key) was the cheat sheet. I own at least four PS books, and have on my desk two more CS books from the library, and while I "confess" to not having read any of them cover to cover, I have done a lot of reading. I cannot recall a single mention of Alt-clicking on the eyeball to "see" that layer, nor any of the Ctrl-Clicks or Alt-Clicks on the various mask and image icons. I will go looking for such mentions now and will probably find them many places now.

I got all of that information from the Photoshop manual. Whenever Adobe describes a function, they describe every way of doing it including all of the funky key combinations.

Just read the chapters on Selecting and Layers and you will know everything you need about this stuff. It's a good read! I highly recommend it!

Another hint: ANYWHERE you use a mouse click, also try out alt-click, ctrl-click, atl-ctrl-click, shift-click, etc... to see if anything interesting happens. Eg., if you hold the alt key while in a filter or adjustment dialog, the "cancel" button changes to the "reset" button.

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Old 04-19-2014, 07:05 AM
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Re: Complex hair selection

Here's my try:
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:23 PM
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Re: Complex hair selection

Still have the original GML Matting (which use to be free). For solid background colors, it easily isolated the hair from the background. Colorized the blue fringe out of course.
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