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Mastering Color Range in Photoshop: Extracting Subjects and Masking in Real Time

TLDRLearn how to use the Color Range feature in Photoshop to extract subjects from backgrounds and mask them in real time. Discover how to solve issues like color casts and fringes when using Color Range. Get tips on bringing in a new background before extracting the subject, and learn how to remove color fringing using simple blend modes. Watch the video now for a step-by-step tutorial.

Key insights

Color Range allows you to extract subjects from backgrounds in Photoshop.

🎨Color casts, halos, and fringes can be overcome when using Color Range.

🌟Bringing in a new background before extracting the subject can save time.

🖌️Remove color fringing using simple blend modes in Photoshop.

🎉Mastering Color Range in Photoshop opens up new possibilities for creative editing.

Q&A

What is Color Range in Photoshop?

Color Range is a feature in Photoshop that allows you to select specific colors in an image and create a mask based on those selections.

How can I solve color casts when using Color Range?

Color casts can be solved by bringing in a new background before extracting the subject, as it saves time on removing color fringing caused by the original background.

Does Color Range work with different backgrounds?

Color Range can work with different backgrounds, but you may need to adjust the settings and use additional techniques like Decontaminate Colors to overcome color fringing.

Can Color Range be used for more than just subject extraction?

Yes, Color Range can be used for various creative editing purposes, such as creating selective color effects and applying specific adjustments to certain areas of an image.

What other Photoshop features can I explore for advanced editing?

Photoshop offers a wide range of features for advanced editing, such as layer masks, blending modes, and adjustment layers. These tools can help you achieve more precise and creative edits.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to using Color Range for subject extraction and masking in Photoshop.

07:56How to bring in a new background before extracting the subject to save time.

09:57Removing color fringing using blend modes in Photoshop.

11:38Extra steps required when using a dark background.