Photoshop Skills Part 2: Selections, Variables, and Blending - L6162b

Share this page
Dave Cross

Dave Cross

Photoshop Educator, Dave Cross LLC


Photoshop is an amazing tool for working with photographs, but it also offers some key functions that can make the life of a designer much easier. Join Photoshop Hall of Famer and MAX Master Dave Cross as he reveals some creative and productive tools and techniques that designers will love. Understanding the relationship between artboards, libraries, layer comps, and Smart Objects can dramatically speed up design work, while functions like Select Subject, Variables, and the Blend If sliders and patterns can open up a world of creative possibilities.

In Part 2, you’ll learn how to

  • Use Select Subject and the Object Selection tool to make quick and accurate selections
  • Create automated data-driven designs using Variables
  • Take advantage of the Blend If sliders

Technical Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design

Audience: Graphic Designer, Print Designer, UI and UX, Web Designer