You Suck at Photoshop – Select Color Range

My name is Donnie. And you suck at Photoshop. But right now I couldn’t give
two Arby’s French Dips about that because I’m going
on vacation. So suck that. I’m going to be doing
the next few tutorials from work because– MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): We’re
trying to have a team meeting here, if
Please keep it down. MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN):
Yeah, thanks. DONNIE (OFFSCREEN): I’m doing
the next few tutorials from work until my advisers can tell
me when I can get back into my house. So let’s start talking– let’s
start talking about vacation. So what I did is I wanted to
envision what the perfect vacation might be. So let’s just say– and I
emailed some images to myself. So let’s just say that you
recently came into about $760. And you accidentally Pricelined
a three connection flight to a discount
beach in Mexico. But that’s OK, because the hotel
that you’re staying in is having– hosting half dollar nipple
night all week long. And also you have a friend who
thinks he has a friend who knows a waitress there. So– so this is what you’re going to
be doing on your vacation. And let’s say you’re coming
back from a– the– a night at all you can drink
Colombian bun runners, and you grabbed a bag of sopapillas,
and your heading back to your hotel. Except your– you can’t get
the key to your roo– your community room
until ocho. So you need to take a– you need
to crash on the beach. But look at the beach. It’s really awesome. But there’s no. What if we had a hammock here? So let’s go– I sent myself a hammock image
that I found on the web. And we’ll bring this in. So let’s just paste the
hammock in here. Now, if you look, we’ve got– MALE SPEAKER (OFFSCREEN): If you
could please keep it down. DONNIE (OFFSCREEN): We’ve got a
complex object here that we need to knock the
background out. But it’s got a lot of detail. So what are we gonna do? Well– oh no, you– you were reaching for the Magic
Wand tool, weren’t you? Yeah, you know, we need to have
a little talk about that. I got some calls and some emails
this past week from some– from some moms who were
upset that I had used the internet to make their sons feel
like they weren’t allowed to use the Magic Wand tool. And that they got their
feelings hurt. And those little guys
just wanted to use their Magic Wand tool. Well, I– you know what? Actually, if you want
to use your Magic Wand, that is awesome. And you could go grab a juice
box and a fruit roll up. And we’ll be back to check
you out in six hours. In the meantime, I’m going to
switch these two layers off in the background. And I’m going to go up to
Select, Color Range. I’m going to eyedrop off of
the white background. And I’m going to get the
fuzziness up pretty high, around 190, Set, OK. Select Inverse, Cut, delete
all of that garbage. And now look what we’ve done. Oh, we’ve got the hammock
right there. And we didn’t use the
Magic Wand tool. Oh, little buddy, you– just a couple of clicks
and it was done. [BEEP] MALE SPEAKER 2 (OFFSCREEN):
Yeah, I’m going to tell him right now. Donnie? DONNIE (OFFSCREEN): Yeah. MALE SPEAKER 2 (OFFSCREEN):
Yeah, Donnie, listen, Tanika’s been trying to get a hold
of you all day long. You’re going on that
presentation next week. DONNIE (OFFSCREEN): What? MALE SPEAKER 2 (OFFSCREEN):
Yeah, it’s been rescheduled. You’re going on the
No, yes, you’re going. We need you to go to that safety
qualitative analysis, whatever the hell it is. I need you to go on that. Now I know you have your– your little man self-discovery
trip or whatever you had planned. But, uh, well, I need
you to cancel that. And I need to you
book a flight. You and I are going
to Bulletsville. We’re going to leave
Sunday night. And we’re going to take a– we’re going to do that
safety presentation. Donnie? DONNIE (OFFSCREEN): [PANTING] MALE SPEAKER 2 (OFFSCREEN):
Donnie? I can hear him breathing. Donnie? Donnie? I can hear you breathing
and clicking. Are you– do you need


  1. kenta kimura December 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm


  2. Ironication December 29, 2011 at 1:28 am

    @BeauParties actually the stuttering is part of the character. I find it annoying and hilarious at the same time.

  3. orcamum January 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You made my day!Love your humour and LOVED what you taught me in Photoshop!I can't believe you selected that the way you did!Never seen this in another tutorial!Let the little boys cry with their magic wand tool in their hands!

  4. Ashley January 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    **Grabbing my juice box and a fruit roll up out of the kitchen**

  5. Neo1715 January 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hey its rakdos the defiler!

  6. Jay Welsh January 27, 2012 at 2:10 am


  7. Spiffyriffic January 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Laughed so hard at the end and got EXACTLY what I wanted to know xD The beginning went on a bit long though :

  8. IR1SHB4ST3RD January 31, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Hillarious thanks for the tutorial

  9. Spo8 March 1, 2012 at 5:26 am

    @JaysMotion Ctrl + X or the mac equivalent.

  10. Jay Welsh March 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

    @Spo8 Thanks bro <3

  11. McKenna Bakken March 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm


  12. Nikit Desai March 16, 2012 at 4:29 am

    @wenaldy Pretty much every office does…

  13. PhilosophicalBastard March 19, 2012 at 3:11 am

    LOL AT 0:46

  14. Luis Cosme March 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    try that in Photoshop Elements you sick puppy!!!

  15. Andrea Batts-Latson March 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    You are so funny! I love your series!!!

  16. Arturs March 30, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    2:13 he got hited with something xD

  17. Sugar April 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Hahahaha I suck at photoshops. Nice tutorial 🙂

  18. starsky1012 April 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Fail. He's using the windows classic theme not Win 98.

  19. starsky1012 April 18, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Then you should have learned to remove your fail comment. Double Fail.

  20. A wooden bench April 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    that was not michael stevens from vsauce was it? 0:21

  21. Dub Step April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    LOL its vista set to performance mode (Removed visual enhancements)

  22. Dub Step April 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    poor donnie

  23. David Gerrard April 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm


  24. noobcastle April 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    actually if you look closely to the start button, you can see it's win 7 with a win 98 theme

  25. zigzom24 April 28, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Considering that win 7 was released a little less than a year after this video, somehow I doubt that. Maybe he edited the video with his mad skillz to make it look like windows from the future?

  26. noobcastle April 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    okay, widows vista than. it ain't win 98 i'm sorry

  27. Matthew Phillips May 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    actually its vista/7 with a classic interface

  28. Tam A May 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    ITS NOT WIN98 u noob its vista

  29. Amnesia May 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Got to appreciate the time 😛

  30. Christopher Harper May 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Wow! That was awesome! Thanks! And Hilarious!

  31. Nitruix May 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

    that isn't windows 98

  32. BPN40Cal May 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    My BANK still uses 98, lol. Apparently its solid.

  33. mattmanoman May 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Hold on Donnie!!!! hahaha!!

  34. さしあげます百万円 June 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm


  35. BazukaKasuko July 8, 2012 at 2:11 am

    It's not an instructional video with a humorous tone, it's a humorous video with an instructional tone.

  36. Bronco Turbo July 9, 2012 at 4:57 am

    This is a comedy series…not an instructional video.

  37. 666DemonThe July 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

    vsauce !!!!!!!!! @00:22

  38. Awesome July 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

    "If you could please keep it down" WIN!!!!!

  39. Grotimnos July 18, 2012 at 12:59 am

    i love his mental break down

  40. Aidan Murphy July 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    im scared

  41. Regalwallus PUBG August 5, 2012 at 7:46 am

    That's Win 7 home premium. You can right click on the desktop screen and personalize your theme. So basically he has done that.

  42. Adam Wilcox August 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Your videos our amazing. Im still baffled though as too why some people think he is actually having some sort of marriage breakdown. It' all for show and part of his amazing tutorials JEZZZZZZZZZZ get with it guys !

  43. Dylan DeVol August 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    This whole thing is on purpose! This is not for learning photoshop

  44. DreamADreamm August 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    This is an actor/comedian.

    Y'know…. Dane Cook.

  45. beanerville August 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hearing all of those phones ring is fucking with my mind.

  46. Adrian Katterfelto August 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I love these videos! 'You Suck at Photoshop' is like meets The Onion. The subtle details are hilarious. These are so cleverly written and performed, they seem utterly authentic, which is what makes them so painfully funny–and also fools the unwary. Brilliant work, thanks again for the laughs…

  47. Adrian Katterfelto August 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    "go grab a juice box and a fruit rollup" lol…

  48. zeester0101 September 2, 2012 at 1:28 am

    why dont you… go grab a.. juice box, and a.. fruit roll up, and we'll come back and check on you in six hours.

  49. catfoot13 September 9, 2012 at 5:56 am

    @BroncoBoy89 are you sure, i've learned alot from this

  50. skysthelimit112 September 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Yeah the whole point is that he's awkward numbnuts

  51. Ed Boi October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    He's and actor dumbshit.

  52. Zachary Kenny October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    THATs windows 7 without themes.

  53. Nicolas Gingras October 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Is it me or has youtube recently stepped up their advertisement a notch or two?

  54. jim grady October 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    well i thought that was both funny and instructional!

  55. A42yearoldARAB October 15, 2012 at 1:55 am


  56. Hairiauto November 5, 2012 at 5:47 am


  57. Buddy Sanders November 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Just Win 7 with settings to performance. It's what I do too.

  58. Kyraa Baisotei November 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    It's just you..
    They have really stepped up there advertising. I'd say about 8 notches.

  59. David Moore January 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Well it made ME laugh!! (and I learn't something useful)

  60. WeOnlyPlayInOakland January 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Thumbs up if this is actually helping you to learn photoshop

  61. John Tamer March 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

    thanks this is help me alot,and funny too

  62. Francis Ventura March 27, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Poor clueless fellow…

  63. 1Argon April 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Actually you can still learn something from this vids. That's why it's good comedy!

  64. Shaxi July 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    this might be one of the funniest series out there on the internet, despite of the dark subject.

  65. Curtis Boney July 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm


  66. Lands Thai August 8, 2013 at 8:25 am

    It's Vista.

  67. Lindsay Roberts August 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I dunno, I learned a lot from this series. But I laughed mostly. :3

  68. Hellyers August 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    funny thing is – I watched these videos first for their comedy value… now 4 years later I used it as a tutorial/reminder cos it genuinely is helpful!

  69. Silver Spoon August 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Go and update your "brain.exe"

  70. Colin Steadman October 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

    After the paste, how do you resize the hammock? A box sort of appears so I'm guessing that part was done with a keyboard shortcut invisibly.

  71. Colin Steadman October 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Thankyou, much obliged!

  72. Ciprian Donisa December 10, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Many thanks. Good laughs too. 🙂 cheers 

  73. Nick Ellington January 29, 2014 at 12:20 am

    you are god 

  74. erialeduab April 10, 2014 at 3:25 am

    actually learning so much here.

  75. Sydney Lutz May 14, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    how did he "delete all that garbage" at the end? 

  76. Sue McArthur July 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks Donnie you're the best!

  77. Alexandra Olesen August 1, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I love this series! I just wish it was better quality so i could watch it fullscreen and follow along.

  78. TheBadEraLover89 November 26, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Heavy breathing is sexy

  79. ViolentSh4de February 10, 2015 at 1:31 am

    4:26 Its Rakdos the Defiler 😀

  80. Fais Bot June 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Can you please upgrade your potato cam?

  81. f f June 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    okay now im just sad

  82. Eugene Tumusiime July 16, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    That ended beautifully.

  83. SpitBall Productions February 19, 2016 at 4:52 am

    these are SOOO GREAT!!!

  84. Ismail El Bakkali March 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    almost pissed myself in the ending xD you're a legend man

  85. FegzTheShitlord July 11, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Best episode on first Season, legend.

  86. Jocelyn Marks July 14, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    What a classic!

  87. Poirot's Mustache September 10, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Fucking brilliant, man. I learned so much from this, and laughed just as much.

  88. Adam Carere October 3, 2016 at 2:48 am

    so much swag

  89. Ann Foster October 13, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you for the great video. The tutor I found on Vis-a-Vis (mobile app) helps me as well as you. You are fantastic!!!

  90. TheGamingNovice December 19, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Whenever I have a bad day, I remember that my life could be Donny's.

  91. Daniel Runebjörk January 5, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Wait… was that Michael from Vsauce as the coworker?

  92. Sans Sosse January 8, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    this storys makes me really sad. Donny is the best!

  93. Erik Bateson March 1, 2018 at 3:40 am

    "You're heading back to your hotel, but you can't get the key to your room until ocho" LOLOL

  94. the madman lowercase April 28, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I love this track.

  95. blah June 12, 2018 at 3:20 am

    you sound like david cross bob ross and justin roiland.

  96. Rafael Botter June 20, 2018 at 2:24 am

    muito bom…

  97. [ALEX] July 20, 2018 at 9:48 pm


  98. Jim August 9, 2018 at 1:00 am

    "Donnie….I can hear you breathin' and clickin'…."

  99. Bateli December 28, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Holy shit I love everything about this

  100. MasterLoup August 23, 2019 at 2:06 am

    they where funny in that time ^^

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