Selection Tricks in Photoshop CS6

By Peter Bauer

Part of Photoshop CS6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop CS6 makes it easy to work on a part, or selection, of an image instead of the whole photo. You’ll find a large group of selection commands and tools in Photoshop CS6. 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.