Last year, Adobe introduced Object Selection, a tool that uses AI to make complex selections in a heartbeat. While it makes a great starting point for your selection, it still requires some additional work in most cases. But you can make the tool more precise, and in this video, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect will show you how.
Object Selection is ideal when you have multiple subjects in an image and you want to choose only some of them. You can draw a rectangle around the object that you want to select, AI will analyze the area and apply the selection to the object only. If it’s not very precise, you can choose the Lasso within the Object Selection tool and add or remove additional areas. Hold Shift and draw around the area where you want to add selection. Similarly, hold Alt and draw around the part of the selection that you want to subtract.
Unmesh goes into more details of the Object Selection feature. He shares some tips and tricks that you might not have known or tried. For example, if you have multiple layers, this tool will only select the object from the selected layer. If you want to account for all of them, click on “Sample all layers” and the Object Selection tool will create the selection based on the objects in all layers.
You can select the Enhance Edge within the Object Selection tool. In the video, you can see how much this feature improves the selection. Unless you want sharp edges of the selected area, this feature should be switched on to make the selection more accurate and realistic, with softer edges.
Check out the video above for more details and to see all the features of the Object Selection tool in action. And let us know – do you use this tool and do you find it useful?
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