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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Transform stroke effect into typing path

I'm using Photoshop CS3. Let's say I made an ellipse selection. I filled it with colour, then I add an outside stroke effect. I would like to make that stroke effect into a circular path. I tried ...
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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How to effectively replace color from a range?

GIMP provides a very handy way of replace or rather Rotating color from one range to another but rotating the range of black is rather hard from this. The Gray option is a bit hard in a way that it ...
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How do I make Inkscape's selection tool (F1) more precise?

When I click on something, it selects, I believe, the largest object in a given radius from the click offset, not the path I've actually clicked on. Is there a way to increase the precision? Zooming ...
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While aligning objects in Adobe Flash how to decide what object moves?

So this is a problem that should be easily solved but I'm having a hard time figuring this out in flash. When I align two objects I just want one of them to move while the other remains stationary, ...
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Inkscape: How to exclude multiple object from selection

I can't realize how to exclude multiple object from selection (using selection rectangle). Example: I have a table where are borders (long lines - paths) and some text (every character is single path ...
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How to eliminate the white highlights?

How do I tone down the extreme white that shows up along the side of his neck, his ear, and on his knuckles? Adjusting the contrast doesn't seem to help. EDIT: (Some background information on what ...
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How to select multiple objects with different appearance in Illustrator?

Say I want to select e.g. all red diamonds AND all text in the following image. What should I do? I can select all red diamonds by choosing one, then Select --> Same --> Appearance. I can also ...
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Layer Mask Selection Not Showing in Photoshop

Good Morning, I am currently doing an online tutorial called "Create a Music Festival Poster Design in Photoshop" on DesignCuts.com https://www.designcuts.com/tutorials/create-a-music-festival-poster-...
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remove distinct points from an image by GIMP

I want to remove all distinct points from some images, for example like this one: You can see: points have different color so I can not use select by color tool. point are very close to main part ...
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In Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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Quickly Select and Fill Base Colors

Here's an example video of the kind of selection/coloring I'm talking about Is there a way in Photoshop to quickly select areas in line art, as in the video, and then apply base colors? I've tried ...
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Photoshop: Is there any analog of the GIMP's Rect Select Tool “AUTO SHRINK” feature?

GIMP has a very useful feature for the Rect Select Tool: "Auto Shrink". It shrinks the rectangular selection to the rectangle of a smallest size which still contains all NON-TRANSPARENT PIXELS of the ...
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PhotoShop: How to delete a selection after you're done with it

I use the pent tool to make a shape, then right click make a selection, I fill in the selection with the colour I want. Great perfect no problem. Now say if I want to go to the stamp tool and work ...
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Extracting multiple images from a single image in CS6

I'm trying to make a copy of a logo that I can add some Styles to. The logo: So, I click on the Quick Selection tool and grab the central image. Everything looks great. However, I can't seem to ...
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Creating a Selection in Photoshop with no Feathering or Anti-aliasing

EDIT: TL;DR I can't get rid of anti-aliasing and/or feathering, even though they are disabled. Some visuals, so you can actually see it happen... First this is me trying to erase, clicking madly; ...
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How to apply function only to selected area in Gimp 2?

i have just a simple question, but i cant google right answer for me. My point is, how i apply function (invert colors, fill, etc) in GIMP 2 to only area which i have selected. Some time ago i found ...
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Cut out background that contains shades of paper folds

I have picture on creasy paper. I need to have just drawing without brown paper that contains shades of paper folds. What strategy I can apply in this case. I know I can use quick selection toll and ...
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Creating vector image using .png in photoshop

I have a project that I am assigned and am unsure how to do it. I'm supposed to redesign a logo by doing a few easy edits to a logo that is already created. I have the old logo in an .ai and a .png ...
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Why is my mask in PS semi transparent?

I am trying to remove part of an image, but each time I add a mask, that mask is always semi transparent. Opacity and Fill settings for the brush I am using are set to 100% and blending modes are set ...
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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

I use the Pen Tool for 90% of the situations where I need to cut someone or something from a photo but sometimes it gets tricky, especially when it comes to hair. Let's take the following image for ...
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How can I select transparent parts of a raster image I placed in Illustrator?

I have an image. it is an object with a transparent background. how can I make the selection around the object itself and not the square with the object and transparency. I exported this image from ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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Photoshop script to select/average/deselect automatically

I am currently working on an image (wallpaper for personal use) based on lowpoly graphics. When creating the lowpoly part, I have created several triangular shapes, covering the part I wish to '...
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UI reasoning in Graphics Design: Why does escape not cancel selection in Gimp?

I am completely new to Graphic Design and I am using Gimp. As you can imagine, the first few steps are a hate-love relationship kinda thing. I found that the selection tool is at the core of the ...
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Deleting white background from scans in Illustrator

I'm trying to create custom brushes in illustrator with scanned brushstrokes. I use image trace, then expand...how do you then select and delete the white background?
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Copying a portion of an image and translating it to the same position on new image in Pixlr

I'm new to using Pixlr so I'm wondering if there is a way that I can select a portion of an image using the wand tool and then copy it to a new blank image (which has the same dimensions as the ...
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Elliptical Marquee Tool - Adjusting after selection Photoshop CS5

How do I refine/adjust my selection after? Right now, I just randomly click in the top left hand corner and drag until I get the desired outline, but this seems very inefficient. Here is an example ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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What does a small arrow next to a cursor mean?

I'm wondering what this cursor means. The left arrow appears when you hold CTRL/CMD + Left Click on any fill.
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Layering silhouette using Illustrator/Photoshop [closed]

How does one attain this type silhouetting using layers and the laso tool? My intention is to have a different background photo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/45792897@N08/6219956490/in/...
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Select multiple color pointers at gradient tool

I need to keep a gradient in equal distances in between colors. an example: So I want move all purple pointers together, instead one by one. This is a simple example, sometimes it gets more ...
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Removing 3D shadows of a shape in illustrator [closed]

How can I remove those shadows? I tried selecting them and removing them but it doesn't work. I just want the circles.
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PS: Continous selection to different layer automatically

Let's I have a picture: black lines on a white background. I can select all the white part with color selection. And now I want to have every continous selection on a separate layer. Can I do this ...
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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...
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How to pull specific image out with color?

Noob to Photoshop, but I've been trying to superimpose a pattern onto a specific type of design. I haven't gotten very far but this is what I have so far: What I would like is the Swoosh itself ...
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Fill selection holes (selecting the convex hull) in Photoshop

How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection in Photoshop. In other words, how does one fill the holes in a selection in Photoshop? Consider a donut shape. You use the wand to create a ...
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How to get GIMP to unselect the initial background?

How can I get GIMP to de-select the background in my attached picture? Everytime I try to use Select None...nothing happens.
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

Despite the title summarizing the issue, let me express same thing with different words. I am new to krita(I am actually quite new to digital graphics design. Nevertheless, I have basic knowledge ...
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Remove vertical and horizontal lines

I have a picture of tall-ship-stations with a grid on it. I want to remove the grid so I can mirror the sides, convert to svg and have it laser cut. I have done a bit of research beforehand, but ...
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Is there a 'Remember Selection' tool or option in Inkscape?

As I'm working with developing a "gear" concept with the Extension > Render > Gear > Gear tool (in Inkscape) I'm finding that I am constantly selecting a large group of 'specific' nodes in my shape. ...
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Selecting using the Path tool in Photoshop merges parts of the selection? (CS6)

When trying to select an area using the path tool the selection merges parts of the area but not others? Tried with AA off/on. Solutions? (CS6)
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Photoshop CS3 > Marquee Tool > Modify > Contract problem? [duplicate]

Very strange.... The circular Selection I Made by using Marquee Tool is no longer good once it's contracted by using SELECT | MODIFY | CONTRACT .... In conclusion, if i made CONTRACTION to make the ...
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Photoshop using Marque Tool > Path > Circular But Not a perfect shape?

Please consider this image below : This is happened when I have a circular shape (marquee tool selection). THen after that I converted to Work Path (by right click of that selection). And I add 2.0 ...
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How to change illustrator to not select objects based on centroid

Many times I make a box around a collection of elements and want to select all the elements within that containing box, but not the box itself. If my selection includes the center of the containing ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

I'm used to gimp in which there is a way to select a path and use an algorithm to remove excess points and generally smooth out the path. It asks for details like what kind of edge to keep as a ...
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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 ...