There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel Adams

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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
– Ansel Adams

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Dishes: A Love Hate Relationship

I choose Love!

I choose Love!

Who has a dishwasher, who loves their dishwasher?  Me but, it is broken.  So I am finding the LOVE in the menial task of hand washing my dishes.

I am a complainer by nature, (LAME) “I know right” so I choose today to love the fact that I have dishes to wash, running water to clean them and a sink to hold them.

I don’t think all photos have to be extraordinary to have meaning, some are quite ordinary!

How to Use the Quick Selection Tool in Photoshop

Thank you for the tips, learning on my own and have learned so much already with Photofocus.

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One of my favorite tools in Photoshop is one that is great if you’re wanting a quick smart selection of a single object in your photograph.  Since I enjoy doing composites by copying, pasting and compositing multiple photos and imagery, I use this tool very often.

To demonstrate this tool, lets use our furry friend, the deer.

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In the sidebar, the Quick Selection Tool.

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By dragging your mouse across the selection you’d like to select, Photoshop will utilize it’s smart awareness and choose an overall selection of what needs to be selected.  In this case, the deer is a completely separate pixel color as the snow so it was a little easy for it to depict the selection. (I’ve highlighted the selection in red for demonstration purposes)

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Once you’ve made your selection, you can zoom in to see how accurate the selection is.

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If you notice in the selection above…

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