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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 delete all object of a specific color in Illustrator?

I want to delete all the white parts in this QR code. Is there a way to make Illustrator select all white parts and delete them, do I need to delete them manually?
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Program that has "select by marking areas as keep or remove"

PowerPoint has an amazing "remove background" tool where the program guesses the user's selection while the user marks areas they do or don't want. Its a time and number of clicks efficient ...
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Is it possible to select multiple object behind an object witch is not a square in Inkscape?

Context: Im trying to make some shapes, icons in a glitter texture looking realistic as possible. For this, a large group of objects are placed and way larger object is on top. How is it possible to ...
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In GIMP, is there a way to select only one area by colour or one 'colour island' instead of all pixels by the chosen colour?

I want to select by colour but I only want to select one 'island of colour', not all pixels of the chosen colour. For example, in the image below, how would I select-by-colour: only the red colour ...
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Trying to flip selection on GIMP

I am having trouble flipping a selection on GIMP. I use the lasso tool to select the part of the image I want to select. I then click tools > transform tools > flip but only the outline of my ...
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How to make identical selections on each layer of an animation gif (excluding the parts that move) in photoshop?

I am working on an animation of a cigarette sitting in an ashtray with smoke rising from the tip. The cigarette and the tray stay the same throughout the 30 frames, but the smoke changes in each frame....
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Create a selection from alpha channel on a layer in Photoshop

I have two layers and an alpha channel: And I would like to select an area on the "Layer 1" with a contour from the alpha channel, namely I want the "red" area be inside the ...
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GIMP: How can I undo the last point with Free Select Tool?

I was using the Free Select Tool in GIMP to plot points, and then I wanted to go back to a previous point to adjust it, but unfortunately I didn't perfectly hit the point to enable it to move, so it ...
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colorize an area of (mainly) one color to a given target color in GIMP

I have the following image: I want to change the colors so that they match my own Xylophone. Since there are in-between colors at the borders, just selecting a color and filling the selected area ...
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Photoshop: How to dock the floating Contextual Task Bar?

This is possibly Adobe's most annoying idea yet. (Photoshop version 24.5.0) I don't know what to call it, but just look at this thing constantly encroaching on my space: Essentially, these two large ...
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Paint the inside of the clipping mask without affecting the other layer

I am new to PS and I have no experience with Graphic Design whatsoever. Here is what I did: I started with a white background layer. Created a new layer (1) and made a rectangle with the selection ...
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Select everything inside contrast border in photoshop

So, i have black and white graphics like this. I want to select everything within drawn square border precisely. In general border can be any shape, it's just a single color closed line loop. So, how ...
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Gimp: How to change or adjust selection parameters after the selection is made?

In Gimp, I frequently fall into this trap where I've already done a very complicated selection and then realize that the Feather edges Radius was not set to the desired value yet and then I end up ...
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How can one consistently box select vertices in Illustrator?

I want to draw a box around a group of vertices and then have them be selected. The "Direct Selection" tool can do this, but only if you start your click outside of a object. If you start ...
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Inkscape: change behavior of selection tool

Is there a preference to change, so to have the rectangle selection tool, in Inkscape, to behave "a-la-Illustrator", i.e. to select objects/paths/etc even if the selection rectangle ...
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How to smooth out selections with Free Select tool in Gimp 2.10.32?

I made a selection with the Free Select tool in Gimp 2.10.32 in Windows 7 (which seems to be the latest version for my windows version) but I can't perfectly move the mouse to make smooth curves. Is ...
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Photoshop: Is it possible to create a path from the 'centre point' of a selection, rather than outline?

I have simple shapes, wirelines from 3ds Max, that I wish to create a path from. In photoshop, if I select the alpha and create a path from selection, the path is created on the outer edges of the ...
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How to automatically select the content of a layer to use it for cropping to selection?

I'm using Gimp. I have a new layer with a cropped-to-content square image overlapping the original image and I would like to crop to selection. When I press Ctrl+A on the top layer and then choose ...
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Gimp Ellipse Select Tool resizing using Ctrl+Shift stopped working properly

Resizing Ellipse Select Tool using Ctrl+Shift or just using Shift have suddenly stopped working. Resize with Ctrl still works but is useless since I cannot get a perfect circle anymore. When I resize ...
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Delete pixels in selection from multiple layers at once in Adobe Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop is there a way to have multiple layers selected and then delete pixels in a selection from them? The closest I could think of is to add them to a group and apply a mask created from ...
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Cannot remove colors in PS selection

I'm using Photoshop on an image of a horse, trying to paste the image into another background. The selection has leftover green from grass in the original background, especially around the horse's ...
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Undoing "Select" Action in Foreground Select

I've been trying to use GIMP's foreground select tool to make cut-outs, but I've had something along the following lines thrice in the last two days, losing hours of work: I start the foreground ...
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How to locate AND focus objects in artboard from selected layers in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I have hundreds of objects and layers in one file, how can I quickly locate and focus objects in the artboard from layers selected in the Layer Panel? I know one slower way is to use ...
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how to split a layer into multiple layers in random formats

I need some software that "breaks" an image into multiple layers without needing to do selection. Krita has something similar, but the division is done by colors and I want something random. ...
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Is there a Photoshop Alt+Drag equivalent in GIMP?

Is there a Photoshop Alt+Drag equivalent in GIMP, where you copy a selected object and drag it in a layer? All I can find is this, but it's under a paywall.
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My selection automatically inverts in Photoshop. How do I correct it?

Whenever I make a selection it automatically inverts the selection. How do I correct it?
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Select Same Stroke OR Color

I have an SVG (converted to AI) with red lines, red rectangles (with null stroke colors), blue lines, and blue rectangles (with null stroke colors). I can use Select > Same > Stroke Color to ...
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Another method for selecting an underneath object(s)

One method to select an underneath object (and other objects deeper in Z-order) is clicking it (repeatedly) with while holding the Alt key down. Is there another method, maybe with some advantage?
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Two Objects Became Linked in Blender - How to Select / Deselect Just One?

For some reason I can't seem to select just one object in Blender. In this case I only want to select the square on the right. But when I select it, both squares become highlighted. I think the ...
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Photoshop Ctrl+Click on layer with feathering, (gradient transparency) does not select all pixels

If i make transparent layer and inside draw circle with feathering then click Ctrl+Click on layer icon it then cut the pixels i will see that some feathered pixels are left on the layer. Why ...
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how to get rotation handles for object below other object(s)

The Inkscape tutorial (found under menu Help -> Tutorials -> Inkscape: Basic) says that in order to get the rotation handles of an object, I need to click it twice: Later it says that I can get ...
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Select a random subset of objects

In Inkscape I have a large number of objects. I would like to select a random subset of these objects and change their width en masse. Is it possible to do this in Inkscape?
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How can I select multiple objects in Inkscape when they are on top of another object?

Consider the following image: How can I select the green ellipses without selecting the red rectangles? I'm aware of 2 existing methods of selecting things: Shift + click objects (not suitable for ...
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In Gimp 2.10, how can we copy the selection shape from one image to another image?

This question may seem to be a duplicate of this one. However, both of the solutions shown there can't be applied to my problem. They both seem to be valid for situations where you want to copy the ...
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Adobe Illustrator selection and scripting

I want to ask two questions I can select multiple objects, and after that, if I click one of the selected objects, last clicked one becomes "active" or "super selected." What is ...
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PNG image from PSD seems to be broken

I am not much of a designer. I have been given a PSD file and want to code that using HTML/ CSS. The PSD can be found here (https://www.mediafire.com/file/t6i8jy6kx2fwat5/restaurant.psd/file). I am ...
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Text on a path's Selection handles do not show in Illustrator

I added text to an ellipse path --but the selection handles (as seen circled in red on the attached graphic example) are not showing. With the Direct Selection arrow tool selected I can see the text ...
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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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