One of the actions that you perform a lot in Photoshop is making selections of things. It may be to selectively add an effect or to cut something out of its background or even for another purpose. What’s more is that you often desire to blur a selection in order to work with smoother edges.

Well, a super easy way to see exactly what you have selected is to press on the “Q” key while having a selection. This will put a red overlay over everything that is not selected. From there, you can easily add a blur by going up to Filter, down to Blur and choose Gaussian Blur. Here’s a GIF of the action in question.

I really like this trick as it makes it dead easy to perfectly visualize your selection. Pretty cool.

What tricks do you employ in order to make your selection work easier inside of Photoshop? Share it with us below!

Cheers,

Tristan