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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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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Why isn't krita letting me select a shape?

I'm a new coder and have been trying really hard to figure everything out. I recently downloaded unity, then I found out i need design software to make my own 2d characters. I'm using krita, but for ...
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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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Rotating selected area causes pixellation - Photoshop CC 2020

I draw a lot on photoshop but often use the selection tool to select parts of my drawing and rotate/resize parts as I go along. Until a few days ago I used to use Photoshop CC 2014 and had no problems ...
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Using object to select other objects, Illustrator

This question appears to be asking what I am asking, but the accepted (and only) answer does not seem to address the OP's (or my) question. Is there a way to use one object or group of objects to ...
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The proper way to apply a gradient to a selection in Gimp

In Gimp 2.10, I have initiated a bank canvas. I press R to use my rectangle tool to draw a rectangle. I then press G to apply a gradient over my selection. Scenario 1 From this point, if I select ...
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Select, Color Range: error message

I have a single layer, full RGB color image than I am trying to locate and isolate areas of interest in the "Blue" color range as shown below. (In this case, a missing persons search from aerial ...
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How do I marquee select anchor points that are surrounded by objects in Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is it possible to select multiple anchor points in one spot by pulling a direct selection marquee over an intersection point and select all the anchor points in that spot when the spot is surrounded ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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How to select text and keep a background color within its selection?

This may be a confusing title as I am not quite sure what the proper terminology is. I have a font that is grungy/broken and not completely solid. I added a background layer of black, and I want to ...
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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How to isolate an object from its background when you have the isolated background already?

So I have multiple objects that are all on the same background but I only have them as flat images and also the background image alone, thought with some blending magic ("Difference", "Color to alpha/...
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using gimp 2.10 on a mac--selection challenges

looking for a way to perform an operation that works so beautifully in photoshop; on an 8x10 canvas (with content), deselect everything expand to 9x10 canvas so that content is at bottom (already did ...
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Preserving proportions when adding to a selection in Photoshop

Is there an easy and shortcut way to add a square selection to an existing selection? Normally to draw a square or circle selection one needs to hold the Shift key, but the Shift key is needed when ...
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Why can't I use the rectangular selection tool outside of my canvas?

I have a PSD with a mobile and Desktop artboard in it, working in the latest version of Photoshop CC. I'm trying to make slices out of layers, but one layer in particular runs off the canvas, so I'...
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Delete selection without gradient effect

I am trying to delete a selection but I get this gradient effect when I hit delete. This is the selection I want to delete: After I hit delete I get this: How to delete the selection without ...
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Matting Levin foreground select not working in gimp 2.10

I'm trying to select a foreground object from a photo to remove the background using gimp 2.10.14. I am following these steps: rough outline of object using lasso tool press enter to enter ...
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Photoshop cut command is disabled

I don't understand why I cannot cut image in Photoshop. The cut command is disabled. I'm sure that I have selected the image. I can copy and paste, but just not cut.
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Rectangle Select Tool moves the image instead of creating a selection in GIMP

I'm a reasonably seasoned user of PhotoShop but a newbie to GIMP. I need to take Print Screens and fuse/crop them together to create images that display full views of the pages on a certain site. To ...

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