CREDIT: Noel Baldewijns

The art and science of selections

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Event info

This will be a live, two-way interactive workshop for up to six people. Tickets will go on sale on 1 September.

For those who edit their images in Photoshop, creating selections can be an important part of the editing process.  Good selections can help to create stunning results, bad selections can create nasty halos and other artefacts.  Creating selections can also be the most time-consuming part of the workflow.

In this three-part workshop with multi-award-winning Belgian photographer Noel Baldewijns you will learn how to use a wide range of selection techniques for use in different circumstances - and which to use when. 

The workshop will cover:

- basic selection tools: marquee, magic wand and lasso
- object, subject and sky selection tools
- colour range selection
- the pen tool
- quick mask mode
- refining your selections with Select and Mask
- luminosity masking

Working with examples of both landscape and architectural images, Noel will take participants step-by-step through when and how to use these different techniques.

Each class will be recorded so that participants may refer back later. 

To take part in this workshop participants will need:

  • a computer with webcam and microphone

  • a reasonable internet connection

  • Adobe Photoshop.

No prior Photoshop expertise is needed.


All timings are stated in UK time.


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Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


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Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

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