In the previous post we look at how to make basic selections with manual selection tools like the Rectangular Marquee, and “smart” selection tools like the Magic Wand.
But if you’ve done any work with selections you’ll have discovered that however smart the tools are, they don’t always work as expected. When I first used Photoshop I was sorely disappointed that the Magic Wand often didn’t make the selection I wanted. Why didn’t it understand what I wanted and just make the selection?
The game changer for me was learning that you can combine selections. The first selection, it turns out, is just the start. You can add selections together, subtract them from each other – and you can do it with any combination of Photoshop's selection tools.
You’ll learn this great technique in the video below.