Adobe Photoshop CC For Dummies
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Say you want to work on a part, or selection, of an image instead of the whole photo. Photoshop CC has a large group of selection commands and tools. Here are a few tricks to add to your repertoire:
To: Do:
Make a selection of all pixels on a layer Command+click/Ctrl+click the layer thumbnail.
Load a layer mask as a selection Command+click/Ctrl+click the mask thumbnail.
Load an alpha channel as a selection Command+click/Ctrl+click the channel thumbnail.
Load all pixels according to luminosity Command+click/Ctrl+click the RGB channel thumbnail.

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Peter Bauer is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame and an award-winning fine-art photographer. The author of more than a dozen books on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, computer graphics, and photography, he is also a contributing writer for Photoshop User magazine.

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