When adding/substracting from an exhisting selection I often use the wrong option in the selection module in the tool bar. I understand the theory behind the selection process in principal. However, I ofte end up doing the oposite. Has anyone found a technique to add/substract from an exhisting selection that is more effective than using the istructions suggeted by the software help menu.
Use any of the selection tools and hold down the modifier key to add
Shift - add
Option/Alt - subtract
Same modifier keys work with masks, or tthe tranparency on a layer. There is also Intersection which is helpful, to select the common transparency between 2 items.
Shift & Option - Intersection
The confusing part when using the modifier keys is that it is not very clear which side of the selection is affected.
Is it possible to apply a temporary visual mask to the selection while modifying the selection with the lasso tool. Similar to using the quick mask and brush tool combination.