Planet Photoshop

Changing Your Selection Backdrop

When you’re making a complex selection, seeing the selection on the right backdrop helps a lot. When you’re in the Refine Edge dialog (Select>Refine Edge), you can switch to different backdrops for viewing your selection. Just press B for black, W for white, and K for a black-and-white view. There are others, but those are the three you’ll use most.
by Matt Kloskowski

Posted by Corey Barker

Corey is an education and curriculum developer for KelbyOne. He is a graduate of the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL, with a degree in Illustration. Over the years, Corey has worked as a graphic artist in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, commercial design, large format printing, motion graphics, web design and photography. His expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator have earned him numerous awards in illustration, graphic design and photography. Using Photoshop since version 2, his expertise and creativity have evolved exponentially with every new version, which makes Corey an invaluable addition to the KelbyOne team.