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

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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?
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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 ...
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How to select and delete the border in an EPS file in Adobe Illustrator

I have a graphic CS5 eps here that draws a honeycomb lattice. But I have a problem: When I selected it, I found that there is a border around it as shown in But I only want the honeycomb lattice ...
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Can't select paths from PDF file in Illustrator

I need to work with this file for a school project I have. Currently I am trying to make roads. I saw that the roads in the original image will work fine with what I am working on, so I am tried ...
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Acrobat: Select/Edit All Text in Entire PDF Document

I'll preface by saying that I am not a graphic designer, so this question might be staggeringly obvious... I have several 100+ page PDFs that consist only of tables of text, and I am trying to change ...
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Brush tool that only moves points in Illustrator?

Is there a tool similar to the warp tool but only to move points without smoothing lines? The nearest example would be the soft vertex selection tool found in 3D programs. A shape is modified within ...
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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Photoshop Color Range selection in Single Layer

Is it possible to use the color range selection tool for a single layer? Right now it samples colors from all the layers to make the selection, so to select a color range in a specific layer, I have ...
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Can I choose multiple layers in Photoshop in the same manner as selecting multiple objects in MS Word?

Selecting multiple objects in MS Word is very easy. You just drag along the page and all the objects such as pictures are automatically selected. Is there the same way in Photoshop?
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GIMP: How to move a selection in a layer?

I'm having a weird behavior when trying to move a selected rectangle or polygon in a layer. I do the next: 1. Select layer. I want to move the shine that belongs to the brillos y manchas layer: ...
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
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Photoshop Drag Deselect?

Is there an easy way to drag deselect layers using auto-select? I often use drag select to select layers, but often this ends up select other layers that happen to partially overlap. I'd like to be ...
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In Inkscape, how can I easily select multiple objects that are obscured by other objects?

I have object 1 which obscures object 2 which obscures object 3 which obscures object 4. Object 1   Object 2     Object 3       Object 4 I know ...
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How to select text layers below or behind other text layers in GIMP?

I have an image with several text layers on top of each other. Because they are rotated, they all have the same 'boundary box'. I want to edit several of the text layers, but when I click on the ...
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InDesign CS6 - Export selected pages OR Select all objects on page

I'm looking for a way in InDesign CS6 to do one or both of the following: 1) Export one or more pages based on the selection in the Pages panel without relying on the Range selector in the Export ...
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Selecting between paths in Photoshop

I have multiple paths (not intersecting), each one of them consists of two anchor points only. Imagine a path from A to B and the second one from C to D. What I want to do is to select the space ABCD. ...
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How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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Why am I unable to move pixels after they have been selected?

I've selected the below area in my image. I then switch to the move tool, but when I drag around the selection, the pixels that it had encompassed do not move with it. Would be great to know what I'm ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator CS5?

The title says it all, I want to know what the simplest way to export the selected objects. In Inkscape, there is a menu option called export selected which does just this. The aforementioned ...
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Why are my handles and anchor point missing in AI?

I'm quite new to using illustrator. My problem is: I'm missing the anchor point. Usually when you use the direct selection tool and click an object, it should show the anchor points and handles. I ...
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it ...