Discover when and why to make selections.
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What is a selection?
A selection is a way to isolate part of an image so your edits will affect only that area.
Why make a selection?
Common reasons to make a selection are to:
- Change the appearance of part of an image by applying a filter or other effect to the selection;
- Adjust part of a photograph by making a correction to the lighting or color of the selected area;
- Replace a background by selecting and deleting the initial background and adding a different background instead;
- Manipulate part of an image, such as copying or moving selected content.