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Toolbox Tip: How to Select a Subject in Photoshop


Mon May 10 2021


Using stock photos is a common way to add imagery to your content creations, and you may be looking for ways to edit and customize these images for your learning solutions. In this toolbox tip, find out how you can select a specific element or subject within a photo, isolate them, and create layers in Photoshop. You’ll learn a keyboard shortcut to create a new layer and see a few different examples of this skill to show you how you can start customizing your own designs.

ATD’s Toolbox Tips series provides e-learning hacks on various content authoring and learning technology tools. Get quick, useful “how-to” tutorials to apply directly to your e-learning instructional design work. Tune in for biweekly designer tips to help you troubleshoot on specific tools, learn new tasks, and discover new features.


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