How to Cut Out ANYTHING in Photoshop (10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections and Masks)

TEN TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING SELECTIONS! | Learn each of these styles in several minutes or less! | We will cover basic, intermediate, and advanced methods for making selections in Photoshop

Adobe Stock photo used in this tutorial:

00:35 I. Start every selection with Quick Selection
03:35 II. Use Select and Mask to cut out hair
07:14 III. bonus tip: Getting back to the older Refine Edge feature
08:58 IV. Poly Lasso tool + tips and tricks for straight selections
12:42 V. The mighty Pen Tool
16:54 VI. Using a channel to create a complex selection
22:54 VII. Calculations for complex selections w/ lots of straight lines
26:19 VIII. Color Range to create selections based on color or tone
29:09 IX. Quick Mask tools to paint selections FAST
31:13 X. What do I do once I have a selection?
32:26 XI. Defringe your selections and objects for amazing edges

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Learn to make virtually ANY selection and cut out anything you would even need in Photoshop. We’ll make simple, straight-line selections with the Poly Lasso tool, we’ll select car parts with the Pen Tool and edit the path, we’ll use Calculations to create extremely intricate and difficult selections VERY quickly, we’ll learn to use and work with Select and Mask as well as Refine Edge, we’ll build a selection based on a single channel, and SO much more! You will learn everything you need to know about one of the most important aspects of using Photoshop: Creating Selections and Cutting Stuff Out!

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Light Illusions Studios says:

when you used the polygonal lasso tool on the church how did you zoom out?

John Baylor says:

to slow down the dialog, go to settings in utube tool bar and select .75..


Quick selection is a JOKE !!!!

clipping image24 says:

Great video

Natalie Marie says:

Awesome, thank you for sharing

Pankaj Verma says:

Thank you for your kind help !!!

Adrian Mack says:

I’m interested in your tutorials. Similar to how you did this vlog, do you provide keyboard shortcuts in your tutorials?

ana bella says:

I don’t have the option for “select and mask” after the channel thing. You know why is that ? I’m a newbie by the way. TIA 🙂

Alex Cornak says:

Thanks! I wish you would make another video about “color selection” talking slowly because then I need of subtitles for follow you. Great channel at least.

Ju Joy Design Bangla says:



Sir make hair cut video in multiple colors

Luis Fonseca says:

Hey tutvid, can you do a tutorial on how to make a poor quality or blurry picture into a 1080p HD or at least half HD half 4K quality. Thanks

Faheem Baig says:

Hey need for speed ! you are Awesome, your Tutorial make me super in save selection. thank you once again super beginner in free tutorial,

The PNT Tv Network says:

I don’t have select and mask because I’m using CS6.

Kaminari Guitar Tabs says:

Very useful. Thanks.

Clive Scott says:

Great info, but I can’t hear that fast. Had to listen 3 times. Thanks again for all the info.

Kumar Bheel says:

yoU are awesome……

Den Lille Laban says:

as a complete newbie at photoshop id’ say this was really helpful and easy – thanks

Jake Roberts says:

Awesome, Way to fast of talking for a beginner but hey, That’s what downloading youtube Vids are for. Thank you!

Varrez Rivara says:


Shubhrojyoti Dasgupta says:

Thank you for this Tutorial.

David Henderson says:

Background Eraser tool??? WTF??

Momi Aubrey says:

Thank you. Got stocked with basics. Yours is easier.

ZappaBlues says:

Two months worth of work to do here, at least. And I need a triple espresso to keep up with the speed.

Cosmin Mitulescu says:

How are you making that magnifying zoom on things? Subscribed and liked. You’re a good teacher, Nathaniel!

Momi Aubrey says:

Thank you. Got stocked with basics. Yours is easier.

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