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Video: Quick Selections & Quick Compositing

By Matt Kloskowski  ·  Issue: May/June 2014 (v11n3)

This is an online companion video to Matt Kloskowski’s “Quick Selections & Quick Compositing” tutorial, found in the May/June 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.


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14 Replies to Video: Quick Selections & Quick Compositing:

  1. Lenny

    April 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    why no cheat sheet? Most of them are 2 or 3 pages instead of 7 and I like to print them and keep them in a note book.

  2. LISA

    April 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Love the tutorial, Matt is the best teacher, easy steps with realistic results!!!! Thanks Matt

  3. Verneitta

    April 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I love it! this is just what I need. Thank you very much. :-)

  4. Peter

    May 3, 2014 at 9:38 am

    very helpful and useful techniques that can be used on other projects.


  5. Michael

    May 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Very interesting and useful. However, I found that while the defringing works well on sharp lines, it tends to blur areas where the smart radius is so good, such as hair. So I think I’ll stick to the erasure tool for defringing.


  6. Alfred

    May 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    This was a great video , explaining things not touched on in most information writings. very informative, thankfully received.. I too wish here was a cheet-sheet, as I too have a short memory ! ben

  7. doris

    May 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Great job, Matt

  8. Shirley

    May 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Wonderful and helpful tutorial, especially regarding the halo that extractions leave. I was using the eraser and blue tools for that purpose. I too love cheat sheets because they are wonderful reminders without having to open the subject video. Thank you for these informative videos. :)

  9. Rudy

    May 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    GREAT one Matt

  10. Lourdes

    May 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Another awesome tutorial!

  11. Jim

    May 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Thanks Matt, between the article and the video I picked up some good tips.

  12. Mendel A

    May 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm


  13. Steve

    June 1, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Another cool tip, thanks Elements and Matt.

  14. Scott

    June 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I am trying to select a rider on a horse…lots of hair in the mane & tail. After I make my selection, being careful not to include any background, I then click the refine edge button and select the back & white view. The resulting view is very cloudy with no sharp edges at all. When I switch to marching ants, my selection is nowhere near what I originally selected, it is just a general selection, well inside the edges of the horse and rider. Any clues where I am going wrong??

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