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USING PHOTOSHOP. I HAVE A SHOT OF A BOAT SAILING AND WANT TO

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USING PHOTOSHOP. I HAVE A SHOT OF A BOAT SAILING AND WANT TO LIGHTEN JUST THE BOAT - HOW? USING DODGING ISN'T THE ANSWER, IT EFFECTS MORE THAN JUST THE BOAT. I NEED TO REMOVE THE BOAT, LIGHTEN IT, AND THEN REPLACE IT IN THE SAME PHOTO, ANY IDEAS?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

You could remove the boat by using the magic wand - just make sure that with any selections you are doing, you have the "contiguous" selected. This will cause it to select only contiguous pixels and not pixels that are anywhere on the canvas. You could also create a clipping mask so that the effects you apply will only apply to what falls within the clipping mask. I usually prefer to select the object and do a "layer via copy", then work on the cutout of the object and lay it back on it. It gives me more options - but the "right" way to do it really would be with a clipping mask.

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