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I was editing some slightly overexposed pictures set against a white background, and decided I wanted to do a quick adjustment on the model without affecting the color of the background. I’m a total Photoshop novice, so my first impulse was to grab the Quick Selection tool – but there were a number of areas that would have been fiddly. That’s when I thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this!”

Adobe Help provided Select a color range in an image, which was exactly what I was looking for – and a bit more: a short video on selecting and correcting skin tones (plus steps to save a skin tone selection as a preset). I need to revisit this page soon to really get skin tone and color range selections into my brain.

My only regret is that I didn’t discover Photoshop skin tone selections before Halloween – I would have loved to Photoshop my head into a scene with Dorium Maldovar.

I’m trying to build up my Photoshop skills, and have been reviewing’s “Foundations of Photoshop” course.

Part of the course involves using the Mini Bridge to pull up pictures for editing. I want to review all the parts of the course, so I tried to start Bridge (which must be running separately in order for the Mini Bridge to work).

Unfortunately, Bridge would not start. Windows (Vista SP2 32-bit) gave me an error message that “Adobe Bridge CS6 has stopped running.” Thanks, Windows, but I’d pretty much figured that out on my own.

Happily, though, I found a workaround at

Since Adobe Photoshop CS2 (and Bridge CS2) had been installed on the computer previously, I had to create an empty “Bridge CS2” folder in C:\User\Edward\AppData\Roaming\Adobe. After that, I was able to start Adobe Bridge CS6 with no problems (I didn’t even have to restart Photoshop).