Questions tagged [selections]

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 do I back one and deselect when shift clicking selections? Illustrator CS6

If I shift click to select different objects in illustrator and I click the wrong selection is there a way to go back one so I don't have to deselect and start from scratch?
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Marching ants not visible in GIMP -- Setting?

My GIMP application is in an odd state, possibly due to a setting that got messed up/corrupted? When I make a selection with any of the selection tools, there is no visual indication of where the ...
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How do I change these selection lines from blue to red in Illustrator?

I would like to know how I can change the color of the blue selection in the upper part of this elements. You can see that the head includes a title and three other options. This menu is selected in ...
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Copying Selection to Multiple Layer in Different Position

I am trying to cut selection and paste into four different layers using javascript (layer 01, layer 02 etc.) Like the example picture below: I am trying to find a solution but because of my lack of ...
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Ctrl + Click on thumbnail in a layer is not selecting a particular area in photoshop cc 2014 & 2015

I'm facing an issue with my Adobe photoshop 2014 and 2015. When I press Ctrl and click on the thumbnail on a layer from layer pallet then it selects the whole boundary of the image. It's not selecting ...
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Photoshop: align transform box with an selection area

In Photoshop, if I have an existing rectangular selection area that is at an angle, can I align the transform box to its sides? I tried "Transform selection" but it transforms the selection ...
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How do I create a layer by selecting a color, in GIMP?

I recently heard about an interesting shortcut, in Photoshop, involving holding Alt (I think) while clicking on a color and automatically creating a layer of that color in the image document. That is, ...
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Stop GIMP from intersecting same-direction shapes within one path

There is a line of text I`d like to transform as a path and then convert to a selection to perform an effect: The font I use makes letter intersections inevitable. The intersections between letters ...
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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

When using GIMP's scale option on a selected image, the entire layer is scaled. Canvas scaling also scales the layer (along with all layers). There are also Transform tools that can scale, ...
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Photoshop Gradient selection in Quick Mask Mode not working properly

When I make a selection in quick mask mode using the gradient tool (black to white) the equivalent selection is not from 0% to 100% but actually from 0% to around 99%. So lets say, on a new layer, I ...
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Anchor Point Moving Too Far After Direct Selection in Illustrator

There seems to be some kind of glitch going on here, or maybe I need to reset my settings. When I use the direct selection tool to select the anchor point of a shape, and then press right or left only ...
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Get offset between two layers in photoshop via ExtendScript

I've been trying to write a script that lets a user indicate two layers/groups, and then output the difference in position between them (of their topleft most points) like so: var calculated_offset = [...
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Best way to crop these planks into individual layers, and export them all as separate JPEG files with no white around the edges?

I'm looking for a good workflow in dealing with a document like this. The files need to be JPEG, but I also can't have any white around the planks. Is there a smart way to select and separate each ...
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Selectively apply feather in Select and Mask

I’ve never been much of a Photoshop wizard (InDesign is my domain), but I do edit images to be used things I typeset. This frequently includes removing backgrounds from images to get sharper ...
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GIMP Plugin change the type based on category selection

**Cat = ["Ford","Toyota","Vauxhall"] with open('D:\\tmp\\menu\\Baseline\\catyp\\' + cat.selected , 'r') as fdict2use: data1 = fdict2use.read().replace('\n', ',') ...
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Restore an original image that has a transparency-fade applied to it: Select by color gradient in GIMP

I have an icon (png) of a suit of armor, which fades out about halfway through the image (it is transparent in the latter part). Here is an example of the image in question: Its alpha channel is ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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Repeat last selection in Inkscape

Repeating the last selection can be useful. For example: Sometimes you apply changes to several selected objects simultaneously. To properly appreciate the result and avoid clutter, it is necessary ...
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How to convert a selection to shape in a single step?

I wanted to know if there is a way using Photoshop (2015). What I want to do is to convert a selection to shape, actually I use the Polygonal Lasso tool to draw my shape, convert the selection to path ...
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cloning a selection in Photoshop with a rectangular marquee tool

I've come across a new feature to me, when I Ctrl - Alt click on a selection in a layer mask, it makes a copy of that selection and allows me to duplicate the contents of that selected area and move ...
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Is it possible to use Select Same commands on a particular artboard in Illustrator?

I want to select objects on a particular artboard using Select —> Same command (Stroke Weight in my case). How can I do that? Adobe Illustrator CC 2021.
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How can I reuse and modify a lasso selection in GIMP?

I have made a selection using the lasso tool in GIMP (v2.10.14) and I still have it displayed in the selection editor. Can I get my free select points back and edit those? I want to cut out different ...
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Illustrator: select all objects inside a path [duplicate]

I have a big number, more then 100K, objects and would like to select all lying inside a path (big circle in my case). I don't want a clipping mask because I will end up with partial objects. I need ...
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How to select the underneath object hidden under another one in Krita?

I have a “sandwich” of objects in a vector layer in Krita, one over the other. I am not able to select the desired object with the “Select Shapes Tool” neither by clicking on it, nor by dragging a ...
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about transparent pixels/layers in photoshop

I am new to photoshop. I have a transparent layer in my photoshop document. I think that transparent layers consist of transparent pixels. now using any selection tool to select the pixels works fine ...
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difference between two types of selection in illustrator

if any layer or group or object is "active" that is the light blue highlight color is showing over that item in the layers panel, we are able to use the "options for selection" ...
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Photoshop - contract selection doesn't work for the whole document

Select -> Modify -> Contract works as intended whenever I select an area within the bounds of the document, but for some reason it doesn't work for the whole document, i.e. after selecting all (...
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Operate on all hidden slides in powerpoint

Hi I have a large number of hidden slides in my powerpoint presentation. They are not contiguous, so that I can't select them using just the SHIFT key. I'd like to color them with the same ...
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Selecting overlayed colors/objects in Illustrator

I've created a (very) large image in illustrator, a portion of which is shown. There are numerous circles on top of each other with their transparencies set to multiply (so that Yellow over Cyan ...
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Selection rectangle is not aligned with horizontal and vertical axes anymore in Illustrator

I was wishing to resize my triangled shape horizontally, but suddenly found it is not aligned anymore: If I resize it, it obviously resizes not horizontally. How did I do this :) and how to exist ...
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Polygonal Laso Zoom

Is there a setting i have to pick for zooming in and out with the mouse scroll while making a selection with the Polygonal Laso Tool in photoshop? Tried with 3 versions of photoshop and only one ...
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Affinity Designer: Using the flood fill tool on selected area

I want to colour an element of my drawing. To save time, I selected the area I wanted to fill and expanded the selection before using the flood fill tool. However, the pixelated white line still shows ...
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How can I draw shapes with a pen tool and colour them in without white artifacts?

In this (zoomed) picture you can see white artifacts at the edges of the coloured sides. This is caused by me selecting the white area of each face, and using that selection to limit the colouring-in....
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Select an object in Inkscape

Referring to this svg: There are 5 squiggles. Supposed I wanted to select one of them and the copy and paste it elsewhere. How do I do this? I've ungrouped it all but that doesn't seem to do anything.
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How to select all lines in an Illustrator document

I've seen similar questions but none answer mine. I have DWG files of floorplans. When I import them to Illustrator, they are all lines. I can make all the walls black with the live paint tool in one ...
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How to get rid of annoying jagged line of t-shirt mockup

As I was trying to make a t-shirt mockup for my own project, I ran into this problem. First off, I made a selection of the t-shirt and put it in a seperate layer, making the model to have an empty png ...
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Krita: Selection line automatically surrounding the object shape on a layer

I'm a total Krita noob here. I'd like to know, in Krita, what's the way to select an object that is on a transparent layer, so that the selection line automatically follows the shape of the object? ...
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Change the color of already painted brush strokes that are inside selection

How do I change brush-marks of a certain color (everything that is not white) into another color. For instance, having lasso-selected the following brush-marks, how do I change the color from black to ...
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GIMP: Why does "Channel to Selection" give such bright values?

As shown below, an extracted channel (here blue) gives a brighter result when using the "Channel to Selection" from the context menu in the Channels panel and creating a mask from that ...
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Why "Fill whole selection" under "Bucket-fill" tool leaves some area partially filled?

I want to mask different type of RBC with different color. After selecting same type of RBCs using Fuzzy Selection Tool (and Remove Holes option) , I used Bucket tools to FIll whole selection. But I'm ...
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How to uncheck Antialiasing in Rectangle Selection in GIMP?

I am unable to uncheck Rectangle Select's Antialiasing in GIMP, every other options works just fine, as well I can uncheck Antialiasing with every other tool. What am I missing?
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how to get rid of Illustrator selection tool bold outline on topmost object?

Recently while I was working on illustrator, I noticed that instead of outlining every object I selected with the same box, the top most object within the selection would have a thicker, bold bounding ...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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In photoshop, how can i get rid of this selected edges?

In photoshop, when I clicked a layer, and then show like this how can I get rid of this? I already tried to this method --> view but it's not working
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Group Selection and Pathfinder Unite Behaviour is difficult to understand

I'm at the beginning of my learning journey with Illustrator and am watching this videos to learn Badge Drawing, I Appreciate people prefer not to watch in order to answer, but I'm not skilled enough ...
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Selection from layer panel in Illustrator [duplicate]

Lets say I have selected a bunch of objects in the layer panel (as shown in the following capture), is there a way to select the corresponding path without having to click on each circle individually ...
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How to make the path to equal to other path in illustrator?

I have the two paths this in illustrator, this path could be any anywhere it could be part of the complex drawing. And I have another path which also could be anywhere. I could select both of the ...
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How to Make Exact Selection Multiple Times

I have just started to learn photoshop (including php, css and html5 to become a designer). I am using videos tutorials to learn. However one issue that i've been facing and i have searched a lot for ...
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How to select objects with same features in Inkscape but only in a certain region?

I have imported a PDF. It contains approx. 30000 objects which make it sluggish to render. Some objects like texts are expendable in most parts of the drawing but not in a part of the center. So I ...
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Select the union of two layers in photoshop

I'm currently using Photoshop 21.x and I'm not very good in general with it. Could someone please help me with how to make a selection that comprises the union of two layers? And when I say union here,...

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