I am new user in Pixelmator and I used to use Photoshop. Now, I would like to use Pen Tool in Pixelmator.
In photoshop, we use pen tool to cut things and then Ctrl+Enter to make a selection.
In pixelmator, I cannot make selection and it automatically fills with color. All I want is just selection .
Please help me how to do this.

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You can't use Pixelmator's Pen tool to make a selection per se, but you can use it to draw into a layer mask. Does that work well enough for you?

  • I would like to know that how to make to get a selection by using a pen tool. I would like to get a selection dotted line.
    – user79541
    Nov 7, 2016 at 6:50
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    You can't do this directly in Pixelmator—if you want a selection you'll have to create a new layer, draw with the pen tool into that, then use the brush selection tool to create a selection based on your pen shape.
    – Bob
    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:08

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