Using Channels to Make Better Selections in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, Stephen Burns shows you how to make clean masks for difficult selections by using channels.



  1. Zoe Samborsky 13 March, 2013 at 21:24 Reply

    Finally, thanks to Stephen’s easy to follow instructions, my thick 60 year old head has been able to mask out a grey wintery sky and replace it with a nice blue summer sky,,,through the trees!! Good foliage definition after adjusting levels.
    Reminds me of the old days in the darkroom using chromium/cyanide baths to make high contrast negatives ,,, OUT WITH THE GREY!!! Thanks Stephen

    Sam from Austin, QC CANADA

  2. Thomas Benner 26 August, 2014 at 03:24 Reply

    Awesome Stephen! Channel-based masking has long been one of my favorite techniques. I have always used Levels or Curves or even the Dodge/Burn tools to increase the contrast. I enjoyed seeing how you used “Apply Image” with a blend mode to achieve the same result. Thanks!

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