Then ill simply click and drag over the unwanted

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active). Then I’ll simply click and drag over the unwanted radius areas to erase them. Since I still have the Show Radius option selected at the top of the dialog box, we can see that the area along the bottom of the image is now filled with solid black, which means Photoshop will now ignore that area: Holding down Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) and painting along the bottom of the image. I’ll release my Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) key to switch back to the Refine Radius Tool so I can start adding more of the woman’s hair to my selection. I’m going to uncheck the Show Radius option at the top of the dialog box so we can again see the actual photo in front of the background image (using the On Layers view mode):
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With Show Radius turned off, we switch back to seeing the image in the document window. To add more of the woman’s hair, I just need to paint with the Refine Radius Tool over the area where her hair should be. But how do I know where to paint when I can’t actually see the rest of her hair because it’s not currently part of the selection? It would be helpful if there was some way to temporarily view the entire original image so I can see exactly where I should be painting. Thankfully, another of the Refine Edge view modes – Reveal Layer – let’s us do exactly that! I’ll click on the view mode thumbnail at the top of the dialog box, then I’ll double-click on Reveal Layer at the bottom of the list to select it. I could also quickly select the Reveal Layer mode by pressing the letter R on my keyboard: Choosing Reveal Layer from the bottom of the list of view modes. With the Reveal Layer view mode active, the original image returns in the document window, making it easy to see where I need to paint with the Refine Radius Tool:
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Reveal Layer shows the original image without any selections. Now that I know where to paint, I’ll press the letter L on my keyboard to switch back to the On Layers view mode, then I’ll begin painting with the Refine Radius Tool to reveal more of the woman’s hair. Just like any of Photoshop’s other brushes, we can change the size of both the Refine Radius Tool and the Erase Refinements Tool directly from the keyboard. Pressing the left bracket key ( [ ) will make the brush smaller, while the right bracket key ( ] ) will make it larger. As you’re painting over the area with your mouse button held down, you’ll see the original image appearing inside the area where you’ve painted, which helps us to see that we’re painting in the right spot:
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The gray background from the original image is visible while my mouse button is held down. When you release your mouse button, the original image disappears and we see the result, with more of the hair added to the selection. You can continue painting over the hair with the Refine Radius Tool to add more of it to the selection, or, if you make a mistake, press and hold the Alt (Win) / Option (Mac) key to switch to the Erase Refinements Tool and paint to remove that area from the radius zone:
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