How to make quick selections in Photoshop

The ability to perform simple cut-outs and masking tasks is a basic requirement of any designer and often forms the backbone of Photoshop work. In this Photoshop tutorial, I'll run through three basic techniques for creating simple selections, and then cover the layer mask options and how they work a little more in depth. 

Once you've grasped the basics, you'll see how it opens up a whole new realm of creative possibilities within Photoshop, and you can start experimenting with more advanced features, such as Photoshop plugins. (You can upgrade to Creative Cloud here.) 

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Luke is a creative director, visual designer and digital artist, who works at THG Studios in Manchester as creative director of beauty. He previously worked for Future Publishing, where he was art editor of leading magazines such as Guitarist, T3 and Computer Arts.