An improved select and Mask workspace

Here’s a photo to work with.

Grab the quick select tool.

Make a selection around the model.

Choose select and mask.

Now you’ll be presented with this.

By selecting Invert, the selection is reversed.

Reduce the transparency just a touch.

Let’s look at the edge of the selection. Choose Show Edge.

Increase the radius until you see an outline.

Turn off Show Edge.

Pick up the rework mask tool.

Use this tool to thoroughly go over the model’s hair.

Verify the Decontaminate Colours.

The “Output To” setting should be New Layer with Layer Mask.

Click OK.

Now you will be able to see that hard edges and hair look much better than with the previous version. In fact the Select and mask was pretty bad on the previous version, but now, I’m happy to say, it’s much better in CC


We have the same picture in two separate documents.

First we’ll set both of them to 100%.

Select the left image and choose Image>Image Size

Scale up by 300%.

Under Resample we’ll use Preserve Details (enlargement).

Actually, the image expansion option called Preserve Details was the greatest we had with Photoshop’s image scaling.

To apply the settings to the left photo, click OK.

Select the right photo, then select Image>Image Size.

multiply by 300%.

Utilising Preserve Details 2.0 under Resample for this image. This new function really recomposes a photo using artificial intelligence, deep learning, or machine learning.

To use the parameters for the appropriate image, click OK.

Our two photos have now been scaled up by 300%. We used Preserve Details (enlargement) on the left-hand image. We used the brand-new Preserve Details 2.0 with the appropriate one.

Pick the left picture.

Keep pressing the H key.

Drag and click.

To get a closer look, use the Birdseye.

To compare, we must enlarge the appropriate image to the same size.

Window > Arrange > Match All

Now that you can compare the details of the two photographs side by side.

The area surrounding the eyes may show the most noticeable variation, with the right image showing more minute features.

Naturally, further magnification is required to see the true difference.


Here is a photo taken by Russel Brown. This is shot with a Ricoh Theda on top of his DJI Phantom drone.

Today, we can work on this inside of Photoshop.

Let’s create a panoramic out of this.

Select New Panorama Layer From Selected Layer(s) in 3D>Spherical Panorama.

Now that we have a panorama, we can pan it around to see everything.

Remove this drone from the picture.

First, set Field of View (FOV) to 1.

Grab a selection tool.

Make a selection around the drone.

Content-Aware fill will be used.

For Mac, press Shift + Backspace or Shift + Delete.

Make certain that Content-Aware and Colour Adaptation are chosen.

Select OK.

The drone is gone.

We still need to get the remaining parts of a drone removed.

Move to the remaining part.

Grab the lasso tool

Make a selection around the remaining part.

We will once again use Content-Aware fill.

Click Shift + Backspace or Shift + Delete for Mac

Make sure Color Adaptation and Content-Aware are selected.

Click OK.

The drone is completely removed.

Now that the drone is removed, people can move around all over the photo and enjoy the panorama without a drone above their heads.

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