Hey guys, welcome the brand new Select Subject in Photoshop. I received a notification on my Creative Cloud that a new version of Photoshop is available. I quickly checked what Adobe has added to Photoshop and I saw the Select Subject.

I quickly updated my Photoshop to use this tool. I had already guessed what this feature does by its name. Yes, you are correct. This feature tries to find the subject in the photo. I cannot say that Select Subject in Photoshop is flawless and I am expecting few improvements in this feature in the upcoming months.

Time to try it. Fig 1 shows the lion that I selected with the help of Select Subject.

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Fig 1

Let’s begin with the tutorial, guys.

What is Select Subject in Photoshop?

Select Subject feature in Photoshop tries to find the subject in the photo. It uses artificial intelligence to draw a selection around the subjection.

Where is Select Subject in Photoshop Located?

The feature is hidden in Photoshop. You need to grab either Quick Selection or Magic Wand tool by pressing to see it. Fig 2 shows the exact location.

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Fig 2

You can also use it by going to Select>Select Subject.

How to Use Select Subject in Photoshop?

Umm. Just click on it and that’s it. 😀

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Fig 3

Did you notice that Photoshop automatically selects the subject in Fig 3? I did not need to make the selection using any tool. It was a one-click selection. Just one and then bam.

The selection made by Select Subject in Photoshop is not flawless. You need to refine the selection. I am going to use Select and Mask feature to refine the selection. Go to Select>Select and Mask.

I have highlighted the imperfection in Fig 3 that I am going to fix with Select and Mask.

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Fig 3

The first thing that I am going to do is grab the Refine Edge Brush Tool (press E in Select and Mask). Now I am going to use it on the edges.

Pro Tip: Whenever you use Refine Edge Brush Tool, make sure that the center of the brush is outside the subject. If you can’t keep it outside, increase the size of the brush.

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Fig 4

Look at Fig 5 to see how beautiful the selection is made.

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Fig 5

In case you haven’t noticed, I did not even touch the controls on the right side. The selection is made just with the help of Select Subject and Select and Mask. Press OK to make the selection.

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