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 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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?