This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Secret Buttons for Precise Hair Selection in Photoshop!" by PiXimperfect

Mastering Hair Selection and Background Match in Photoshop: New Feature and Techniques

TLDRLearn how to master hair selection and match your subject with colorful backdrops in Photoshop. Discover a new button that improves hair selection and explore techniques to achieve a seamless background match. Enhance your Photoshop skills and create stunning images.

Key insights

💇Use the new select subject feature in Photoshop for better and faster hair selections.

🎨Choose the right color backdrop for your subject to create a more realistic and visually appealing image.

👀Experiment with the color-aware and object-aware refine modes to fine-tune your hair selections and masks.

✂️Utilize the refine edge tool to fix discrepancies and improve the quality of your hair selections.

🖌️Blend your subject with the background using blend modes and masks to achieve a seamless match.

Q&A

What is the new feature in Photoshop for hair selection?

The new feature in Photoshop is the select subject button, which allows for better and faster hair selections.

How do I choose the right color backdrop for my subject?

Consider the colors in your subject's hair and choose a backdrop that complements or contrasts with those colors for an impactful effect.

What are color-aware and object-aware refine modes?

Color-aware and object-aware refine modes are options within the select and mask feature in Photoshop that help you fine-tune hair selections and masks based on color differences and object boundaries.

How can I improve the quality of my hair selections?

Use the refine edge tool to fix discrepancies and ensure a smoother and more accurate hair mask.

How do I blend my subject with the background?

Use blend modes and masks to blend your subject with the background, adjusting opacity and refining the mask as needed.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction and importance of making the choice of happiness.

00:34Overview of the new feature and bonus on colorful backdrops.

01:04Start by creating a duplicate layer and renaming it to 'subject'.

01:33Two approaches to selecting the subject using the object selection tool or select subject button.

02:26Using color-aware and object-aware refine modes to improve hair selections.

06:14Matching the subject with colorful backdrops using blend modes and refine edge tool.

09:57Addressing the issue of details peeking through and using a blurred copy to create an ambient color.

10:27Final adjustments and conclusion, thanking viewers and Patreon supporters.