Photoshop Selection Strategies with Color Range and Refine Edge

written by: Seán Duggan

Making good selections is one of the essential core skills for using Adobe Photoshop effectively. This is especially true for those projects that require more localized precision than what is possible in either Camera RAW or Lightroom. In this article I’ll cover some important concepts and techniques for making accurate selections. Manual vs. Assisted Selection Methods Selection tools in Photoshop are roughly divided into two categories: manual and assisted. Manual methods involve tools such as the rectangular and elliptical marquees, the Lasso, Polygonal Lasso and the Pen tool that require you to carefully guide the cursor to define the selection. Read more »


Artifacts of an Uncertain Origin

written by: Seán Duggan

Though I have been using digital technologies in my photographic work since 1992, and the majority of my images today are made with digital SLRs, for the photographic project featured in this article I still have one foot firmly in the analog world of film and simple pinhole cameras. For those who are unfamiliar with this type of photography, a pinhole camera has no lens, just a tiny pinhole through which light enters and exposes the scene. I had made occasional forays into the world of pinhole photography throughout the 1990s, but in 2000 I began to explore it more Read more »