CourseCoverPhotos - selections

You rock! Everything [about this] was awesome! The easy, simple and entertaining way of teaching made it super easy to understand. Within a few minutes of watching the tutorial I started practicing with my own images with impressive results. If your’re thinking about getting this, stop thinking and GET IT NOW! You won’t regret it.

Jose Zayas

Tutorial Price: $59

Edit with Incredible Precision:

  • Learn selection tools including the lasso, selection brush, and quick masks
  • Add, subtract, intersect, feather (soften), and modify selections
  • Replace skies and clean up jagged selection edges and fringing
  • Create richly detailed, targeted selections using color channels
  • Use luminosity values to create amazingly intricate, subtle selections
  • Edit selections and masks non-destructively to re-use them again and again
  • Time-saving keyboard shortcuts
  • And much more


Or buy the complete Advanced Bundle for $97 (you save $21)

Bundle - Advanced

Skills You’ll Gain

Create & Refine Basic Selections

A good understanding of basic selections in Photoshop will take you 90% of the way to creating stunning images. In part 1 of this tutorial you will learn about creating basic selections via the marquee, lasso, color range, magic wand, and selection brush tools, as well as how to modify your selections by adding, subtracting, intersecting, contracting, expanding, and feathering them in order to provide smooth, targeted masks for combining photos and doing selective adjustments. Also learn awesome techniques to refine and smooth selections to remove jagged edges, color contamination, and other unwanted artifacts in order to complete alter or replace entire sections of your image.


Learn to completely alter or replace entire sections of your image.


Use basic selection tools and techniques to quickly target adjustments.


Remove and refine jagged edges, color contamination, and other artifacts.

Refined Selections via Color Channels

Anywhere you have contrast within an image you can create an amazing selection, if you know how. Learn to use the RGB color channels of your image to easily create incredibly detailed and refined selections and masks. Then learn how to utilize curves and special blend modes to further refine your selections to make razor-sharp masks. You will also learn how to non-destructively edit your masks so that you can edit, reuse, and modify your masks without having to start over.


Learn how to non-destructively edit masks so that you can edit, reuse, and modify them.

part2-1Use color channels to create detailed selections.


Utilize curves and blend modes to refine your selections and make razor-sharp masks.

Advanced Luminosity Selections

After understanding how to create amazing selections via the color channels of your image, you will learn how to make even more targeted, refined, and precise selections using the black and white tonal values of your photos. By using these techniques (commonly called Luminosity Masks) you will gain unparalleled control over your image editing. Brighten, darken, or add contrast and saturation to any area of your image with incredible precision. Learn how to adjust skies, trees, rocks, or water completely independently of any other part of an image. This is the ultimate in advanced selections in Photoshop.


Gain complete control of your editing.


Learn how to adjust skies, trees, rocks, or water completely independently.


Brighten, darken, or add contrast and saturation to any area of your image.

What’s Included

The ability to selectively edit an image via layer masks lies at the center of Photoshop’s editing power. But masks are only as good as the selections used to create them, and if you’re not taking advantage of all the amazing selection tools in Photoshop’s arsenal then your images aren’t going to be as beautiful as they should be. Follow along with this tutorial to learn incredible techniques to take your selections to the next level.

  • 3 Chapters and 7 Individual Videos covering:
    • Creating and modifying basic selections.
    • Creating advanced selections via color channels.
    • Creating advanced selections via luminosity values.
  • Over 2 hours of in-depth video content for intermediate / advanced users
  • Hi-res photos for you to edit along with the videos
  • Instant download access to files

Money Back Guarantee

If you aren’t 100% happy with this tutorial just let me know and I’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

I have watched all but the Adobe raw video and they are awesome. I love your teaching style! They are are helpful for me, simple to follow, and I needed to brush up on my shortcut skills so the fact that you use them and mention them numerous times helps me to remember them. Your videos are all awesome.

Anna H.

Honestly, this is one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while (and there are a quite a few photographers uploading them these days). Very helpful. Love your enthusiasm. Keep it up!

Philip R.

Love your videos and looking forward to many more.  Great that you can explain complex concepts in relatively simple terms.  Shows understanding of your subject.

Tom S.

God knows, I have watched hours, days and weeks of photography tutorials but I have to say that your “it is that easy” style the most appealing to me! I hope you will go on with [making] videos. I really think this is your strength.

Kim M.

I love this video! There are so many videos [out there], but I realized why I like yours so much….you make it fun! I have yet to see one of your videos that  I didn’t say “oh” out loud. Keep them coming, but mainly, thanks for making them.

Marcy L.

This was extremely helpful. I am new to landscape photography and your comments, first of all, make sense and secondly, show me some details to consider when out taking landscape photos. Thank you.

Jim G.


Or buy the complete Advanced Bundle for $97 (you save $21)

Bundle - Advanced

About the Author

Joshua-Cripps-Nikon-d750Josh Cripps is an acclaimed landscape photographer from California. His recent work can be seen in the worldwide marketing campaign for the Nikon D750. Josh has been using Photoshop for over 15 years and has a knack for clearly explaining complex topics and techniques in the program. His tutorials and workflow videos have helped hundreds of photographers world wide improve their craft.