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Quick Mask Tool - A Photoshop Guide - Here's a quick tutorial which will show you how to use the Quick Mask Tool in Photoshop to make a selection.
A practical example is probably the best way to show this tools capabilities:
You can change the size of your brush by right-clicking on your image and moving the Master Diameter slider to the left or right, depending on if you want a smaller or larger brush. You can also use the Magnifying tool to zoom in, making it easier to select the edge of your selection. To zoom in, either select the Magnifying tool and click on the image or press Cntrl and + on your keyboard (if using a PC). To zoom out press - instead of + or click the tool which has the - symbol in it in the top tool bar. If you go wrong, you can switch the foreground colour to white and paint over the part that shouldn't be selected to remove it. Or click on your history tab and go back however many steps you need to to correct the selection. You can also hit Cntrl + Z on your PC's keyboard to go back just one step. Try making more, smaller brush strokes than one long one, that way you'll have less to undo and paint over again if you do go wrong.
You can also use Quick Mask to repair or improve selections made with any of the selection tools. For example, if you find that the selection tools like the magic wand tool does not select all of the area you want, switch to quick mask. The masked or selected area will show as a red transparent overlay as shown previously. As before, black will add to the selection and white will remove parts of it then when it's complete, hit the Quick Selection icon to return to the selection.
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