How to invert selection in photoshop

It is difficult to imagine working in Photoshop without selection, because this is one of the main functions when performing any task in the program. But the selection tools are mostly familiar to everyone.

And this lesson is about inverse selection in Photoshop.


The selection and invert process

  1. For example, let’s take an example with a solid object placed on a colored background.
    We need to separate our gray square from the background.
  2. To do this, take the “Magic Wand” in the toolbar
    and select the object. We have already used this tool many times in our lessons, so we will not dwell on this process. If, nevertheless, you do not know how to use it, we have a separate article “Selecting Objects in Photoshop”, in which we analyze in detail various selection methods, including the magic wand. Okay. So we have selected our object:
  3. After, when you press the DELETE key , the selected object will be deleted, and we need to delete the background. This is where we turn to inversion. To do this, go to the main menu “Selection” -> “Inversion”Also, this function can be called hot keys the CTRL + I of the SHIFT +.
    When you call the inversion, you will notice that now not only the object is selected, but the entire canvas around the perimeter. This means that now, now it will be possible to delete everything except the object itself, which we selected with a magic wand at the very beginning.
  4. Press DELETE and get instant results.


Thus, you now know how to invert a selection in Photoshop, and what it is for. Hope the above article is helpful. Get more tutorials like this please visit us on our official web page.

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