The new Focus Area tool in Photoshop CC 2014 is a handy tool, particularly for photographers, that allows you to make automatic selections based on whether pixels are in or out of focus.

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In this tutorial, photographer Tigz Rice looks at how you can use this tool to make selections, as well as how you can apply these selections with a tone curve to add a little more ambient light to a photo.

Time to complete

5 minutes

Software needed

Photoshop CC 2014

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