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Apr 16, 2018 23:28 |  #1

I am trying to figure out how to copy and paste a selection. Say I have a couple and I made a selection of THEM and used the selection to makes curves adjustment for just the background and now I want to invert this selection and make a hue saturation adjustment to only effect them?hope that makes sense.
The problem I'm having is, is that, when I move the selection it removes it from the adjustment layer.




  
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Apr 16, 2018 23:31 |  #2

https://www.damiensymo​nds.net/tut_masktricks​.html (external link)


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Apr 16, 2018 23:33 |  #3

As that article says, just Ctrl-click the mask of the curves layer (or Cmd-click if you're on a Mac). That will get you the marching ants again. Then Select>Inverse (or Ctrl Shift I). Then add your Hue/Saturation layer.


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Apr 17, 2018 01:04 |  #4

I'm not fully understanding what you're asking so I'll take a guess.

You have your main layer, you make a selection of the couple in order to adjust the background separate from them. There are a couple of ways; Duplicate the layer and carefully make a selection of the couple. Apply a layer mask to hide the background. You now have two layers, one with the couple above one showing the background. You can now apply any kind of adjustment layer (levels, saturation, etc) to the background layer without affecting the couple.

Now, if you want to make an adjustment to the couple you can apply a clipping adjustment layer to them without affecting the background.

There are other ways but this is probably the easiest to explain.

Here is a quick screen grab of what I'm describing. Hopefully this answers your question.


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Apr 17, 2018 04:37 |  #5

Evertking wrote in post #18608307 (external link)
I am trying to figure out how to copy and paste a selection. Say I have a couple and I made a selection of THEM and used the selection to makes curves adjustment for just the background and now I want to invert this selection and make a hue saturation adjustment to only effect them?hope that makes sense.
The problem I'm having is, is that, when I move the selection it removes it from the adjustment layer.

The most simplistic way is to select the background.
Then press CTRL+M to open the Curves panel, adjust as required and then press OK.
Go to the menus at the top of the screen and choose SELECT>INVERSE this will invert the selection.
Now press CTRL+U to open the Hue Saturation panel, adjust as required and press OK.


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Apr 21, 2018 16:22 |  #6

Thanks everyone for the help.




  
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