Questions about selecting parts of a file or image, so those parts can be changed or transformed while leaving the nonselected parts intact.

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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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Illustrator: Select next object above and below in isolation mode

In Illustrator, it's not currently possible to use Select > Next Object Above / Below when working in isolation mode, e.g. artwork inside a clipping mask. I can still open the layers palette and see ...
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Is there anyway in Illustrator to prevent a path object from moving when selecting an anchor point?

Is there any way in Illustrator to lock a path object in place while still allowing for anchors and handles to be edited with the Direct Selection Tool? I am using a Wacom grip pen and tablet and I ...
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Select all objects within a path (Inkscape)

I'm currently working with tiled objects (objects that themselves consist of many more smaller objects) with Inkscape. Now it would be so much more easier to not have to select manually all tiles I ...
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Section layer in Illustrator

What is a good way to section the canvas and/or a layer in Adobe Illustrator? I have a blank white canvas at the moment, and I'd like to draw a jagged line across the middle from the left end of the ...
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Photoshop CC 2014 - Selecting a pixel art isometric line

Is there a quick way to select an entire pixel art isometric line (i.e. 2 pixels across for every 1 down, see here for example). Thanks
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Select only one side of a text frame in InDesign CS6

I am designing a fillable form in InDesign CS6 (Mac) and want to add a border to only the bottom of certain text frames. My question is: how do I select only one side of a text frame?
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How do you select multiple objects within a table cell?

In indesign you can select multiple objects by pressing shift and selecting the objects you want to edit, however this doesn't work when the objects are pasted within the cell of a table. How do I ...
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

I have a problem moving the selected artboards: only the first one in the batch moves while the selection had shown all N artboards selected (first and last artboards having the white small squares ...
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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I can do with Illustrator, and that I would like to reproduce with Inkscape 0.91: I want to scale up several identical objects and I want these objects to remain exactly a the same ...
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Move a selection on multiple layers at once in Photoshop CS6

Is it possible to make a selection in Photoshop CS6 and move that selected area on more than one layer at the same time?
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Fill path with average colour from image on a separate layer (Illustrator)

So I have a bunch of triangle paths in Illustrator, and these are overlayed onto an image which is in another layer. Is there a way to fill each triangle with the average colour of the part of the ...
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Changing multiple text layers

Is there any way for me to change the contents of multiple text layers that have the same text at the same time rather than doing each one individually in Photoshop?
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How to select an edge in Photoshop CS6 that is not quite horizontal or vertical?

I'm using Photoshop CS6 on a Macintosh and have created a layer mask and wish to erase at the edges of a painting in a photograph, but the edges are not quite true, so even after doing a perspective ...
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How to select multiple anchor points that have a lot of things in between

I would like to select multiple anchor points but there are a lot of other anchor points between them. This mean that I can't just draw a selection rectangle cause I would select a lot of unwanted ...
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How to Select by Color WELL?

In Gimp (2.8.10) when I use the Select by Color tool it frequently selects bits of color physically distant from the area I'm trying to select. For example I'm trying to select the color of a shirt ...
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Isolate a Collection of Thin Lines from a Photograph

Question I have a photograph (shown below - quality reduced to meet upload size limit) of a paraglider with an inflated wing. I would like to extract the paraglider, wing, and the many thin lines ...
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How do I unselect items in GIMP?

I'm currently using GIMP to add text captions and lines into a screenshot. The problem is that once I finished one caption I couldn't add any more lines (using the Paint Brush tool). If I close the ...
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How do I make a path from selected anchors points in illustrator?

I have Illustrator cs6. I would like to make a path from selected vertices (anchor points) in different objects created with the pen tool. Is this possible? All the path-from-selection methods I've ...
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Illustrator CS5: Selection Tool Highlights Object Just by Passing Over It?

This isn't a major issue, but I recently reset my preferences for Illustrator CS5 and now find the Selection Tool (black arrow) is highlighting every single object I pass over. Previously, only once I ...
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How to select all objects in the entire document?

I need to select all elements in the document so that I can perform actions on all of them (don't ask me which actions, please). CTRL+A selects only elements on the spread but I need all pages.
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Illustrator isn't allowing me to select part of a graphic

I'm trying to edit a text based image in Illustrator CC but parts of the text are not allowing me to edit or even select them. even clicking Select All doesn't work. has anyone had this problem? any ...
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How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?

In fireworks, I can select parts of an image to keep at a lower compression (85) when exporting, leaving the rest of the image to be compressed at the higher setting (60). I cannot find that option in ...
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Select all objects in another object area in Adobe Illustrator

I explain the situation : I have objects in background and circles in front. I would like to select all objects in background that are contained in those circles area. The pathfinder will not work, ...
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InDesign: Applying Stroke to Similar Types of Text Across a Document

I am using InDesign CC 2014 but this may apply to other versions. I have text throughout a document that of a particular paragraph style. I am trying to bold this text. There are over 350 of these ...
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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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How to group objects from Illustrator Layer menu?

How do you select and group multiple layers swiftly in Illustrator? Obviously you can tick them one by one and group after that but I am looking way for grouping layers selected between two shift + ...
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Raster effects causing issues with selection in Illustrator

I have several assets I'm creating in Illustrator; I've used a drop shadow on a bunch of the shapes in each one to add depth to the drawing (clapboard, window frames, etc.). Unfortunately, once I've ...
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How to divide a very big .obj file?

I have found this very nice 3d model of a city : http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/paris-33983.html However the model is very big and has lots of streets, buildings etc. whereas I only need a small part of ...
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How can I select a “section” of a path in Photoshop CS5?

I am creating a series of trees in Photoshop, using paths. My plan is to complete the first tree, and then edit the same path for the other trees. I have already created 2 trees in this manner, but ...
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Select non text objects

I can put a rectangle around the target area, and it will select all objects, including text However in this case I would like to select all objects except text objects, or perhaps select all then ...
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How to select everything Lens Flare filter has added to the image?

How to make a selection of the flare that was added by Lens Flare filter in Photoshop CC 2014? Is there an automated way to do it? I want to be able to mask the flare and tint it with blue
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how to create a “hard” binary image?

I'm using magic wand to separate the background and foreground (an apple in the example). The goal is to get a binary image, with white pixels standing for the foreground. The problem here is the ...
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How to select color with gimp

I am trying to select by color in Gimp this image: but when I select by the foreground color, also the antialiased pixels in the border are selected. How to select only the foreground color in ...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

How do you move the selection in photoshop (marching ants) without moveing any part(pixels) of the selected layer?
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How to quickly set GIMP selection aspect ratio to that of the image?

If I don't know the aspect ratio of an image, what is the most efficient method to set the selection aspect ratio to that of the image? The fastest I've found (not fast at all) is to look at the ...
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Work with multiple selections simultaneously in Photoshop

I am using Photoshop CS5 to work with an image that will be composed of about forty separate pieces that I want to be able to move and rotate independently, something like a jigsaw puzzle. I don't ...
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Having CTRL+A also select fully transparent pixels in Photoshop

When working with an image in photoshop which has a transparent background, pressing CTRL + A to select all, then CTRL + C to copy all, the selection only includes pixels that aren't fully ...
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How do I contract a selection of all pixels in Photoshop?

I have a series of images with a 1px border included in the picture. I need to get rid of that border. The logical route seemed to be Select > All and then Select > Modify > Contract... by 1 ...
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How do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools?

Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc. at this point? When I go to use them they are in my edit history but I don't ...
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How can I select a single color within an image?

How would one pick or select all of a single color within Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The Gimp? The objective is to edit everything with that color afterwards, such as by brushing over it with another ...
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How to invert last selection change (add/subtract)?

I edit product photos that quite often involve camouflage patterns and multiple colors. I use quick selection, then modify the edges where need be with lasso tools, to remove the background (well, to ...
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How to align only a part of multiple objects to one point?

I want some arrows point to one specific point. Like this: How can I make it so the arrows point in one direction? I tried selecting every arrowhead with the direct selection tool, then via shift ...
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How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection?

I'm trying to remove blue skies with clouds quickly from many images. I've used gimp's Color Selection Tool, which selects the sky but not the clouds. Since all clouds are in the sky, if I could ...
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unable to crop the valid psd file in photoshop [closed]

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. i want to crop the selection Area from that psd file..while doing that, it throwing an error please ...
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Scripting Photoshop: path has too many points to be converted to selection?

I am working with some large tiff files with fairly complex clipping paths, and have written a script to convert the paths to a selection, invert that selection and delete pixels in order to ...
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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Select layer in Photoshop with layer effects

I need a way to get at the dimensions of a Photoshop layer with their layer effects. All methods I can find (such as command/control-clicking the layer thumbnail) only select the base layer and never ...
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Illustrator CS6: select only objects fully contained in selection rectangle

Illustrator CS6's "direct selection" tool allows you to draw a rectangle which selects select objects that overlap or are contained in the selection rectangle. But what if I want to only select ...