Let Photoshop automatically select subjects for you.

What you learned: Use the Select Subject command to select the main subjects in a photo automatically

Select subjects automatically

Select the Quick Selection tool or the Magic Wand tool in the Tools panel and click Select Subject in the Options bar, or choose Select > Subject. That’s all you have to do to automatically select the most prominent subjects in a photograph.

Add to or subtract from the selection

Use any of the Selection tools with their Add to selection and Subtract from selection options to clean up the initial selection, if necessary.

Fine-tune the selection

To fine-tune the selection, choose Select > Select and Mask to open the image in the Select and Mask workspace. Use the tools and sliders in the Select and Mask workspace to clean up the selection further, as you’ll learn to do in the next tutorial in this series.


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