Clean up the inside of the Buddha statue actually went really quick. It only took me a couple of seconds here just to kind of clean things up. All I did is I just tapped my Close Square Bracket Key a few times, of course still on the Brush Tool and just took out massive chunks of the, the black that was in there and then I zoomed in a little closer and did some of the detail work so hopefully all good. Now, here's the cool part. Now that we've adjusted the alpha channel, this is all on the alpha channel, right? The cool thing is that we also edited the saved selection because don't forget, the selection is coming off of the alpha channel so whatever happens on this Buddha alpha channel is going to happen whenever I reload the selection, right? Let me show you what I'm talking about. I'm going to hit the V Key on my keyboard. Inside the Channels Palette I'm going to click on the first channel, this Composite Channel there and that takes me all the way back to where you and I started and then I'll go back to the Select Menu, back down to Load Selection and then of course I'm going to load in my Buddha selection, I'll click on OK and there we are. I'm going to zoom in there for you so you can see this here. A perfect Buddha selection. Well, as perfect as I can make it anyway. So there's not marching ants on the inside of the statue either. Nice selection all the way around the outside of this fellow, which is great. So now at this point I can do any number of things. I can apply an effect, I could pull him off the background, pull him off this bookshelf and put him somewhere else, combine him with some elements from some other photos if I want or run some color correction or really whatever I want, right? So again, it's really about getting perfect selections here inside Photoshop and I think using the Quick Mask Mode inside Photoshop and then of course saving your selections and refining then via the Channels Palette, the alpha channels is definitely a way to go. So there you go. Now, there's lots more to talk about in terms of working with masks and refining masks and refining selections here in Photoshop so let's keep going.
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