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Make A Custom Selection

 

 

Click on your Selection Tool

 

 

Then click on the Custom Selection

 

 

Then put in your selection settings

And Click on ok to apply

 

 

 

More On Custom Selections

 

ok well someone asked me to do a lil Tut on Custom Selections so here it is,

not exactly sure if it's what she meant but here goes.

 

First it's time for some useful information

Top - can only go from 0 to 1 pixel short of the height of your tag so say your

Tag is 400 pixels high then your Top can go up to 399,

also the Top can never go above the Bottom so say the Bottom is at 299 the

Top could only be 298 at the most.

 

Bottom - can only go from 1 to the full height of your Tag so say your

Tag is 400 pixels high then your Bottom can go up to 400,

also the Bottom can never go below the Top so say the

Top is at 299 the bottom could only be 300 at a minimum.

 

Left - can only go from 0 to 1 pixel short of the width of your tag so say your

Tag is 400 pixels wide then your Left can go up to 399,

also the Left can never go above the Right so say the

Right is at 299 the Left could only be 298 at the most.

 

Right - can only go from 1 to the full width of your Tag so say your

Tag is 400 pixels wide then your Right can go up to 400,

also the Right can never go below the Left so say the

Left is at 299 the Right would have to be 300 at a minimum.

Custom Selections can be used in many ways, here is one way I used it in my Mask Tutorial

when I made the Tag I started off with the following

And had to explain the simplest way to create this sooo

I recreated the above with the red strip on one layer & the cream on another.

 

Activated the layer with the with the cream on ... Selections> Select All> Float

click on the Custom Selection button so the settings pop up and

with the "Use current selections as Default"

checked the settings now showing match the ones that are on the tag.

so the I just took a screenie of the settings.

 

Then I repeated the above process for the red strip layer

 

 

And that's it all I had to do in the tut was to tell people to make the

1st Custom selection and fill with their color then make

the 2nd Custom Selection and fill that with a second color

Select none and hey presto they have their strip really quickly.

 

 

Tutorial written on 13th March 2012

©David Hanslip