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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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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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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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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How can I select the convex hull of an existing selection?

I'm trying to remove blue skies with clouds quickly from many images. I've used gimp's Color Selection Tool, which selects the sky but not the clouds. Since all clouds are in the sky, if I could ...
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How to add blur / round corners to only white rectangle layers

I want to add a blur or rounded rectangle to only the white rectangle layers, which are behind the text. Trying rounded rectangle with the layer selected, only modifies the main layer. I have tried ...
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How to move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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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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How can I (using Gimp) accurately remove a red background from an image?

I've been designing some custom backgrounds for a game recently, although I have little to no skill with photo editing. I've usually only used MS paint, but this particular project required tools that ...
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Smart Filter on Smart Object only on Selection Photoshop

If my layer is rasterized and I select something (say with the marquees ellipse), the filters apply only to that selection - moreover - they apply centered on the selection. For example, using the ...
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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Selecting Geometry in Illustrator

I have a need to use one layer's contents as a selection for another layers contents. example: select layer 1 which is a circle - use that circle selection marque to select smaller objects on layer 2 ...
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How to Fill Edges of a Selected Area in GIMP

Is there a way to select an area in GIMP, then fill every part of the selected that is a certain distance or more from the edges of the selection other than doing it manually? So a black circle like ...
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Change selection mode for rotated shapes in Illustrator

I have created a bunch of diagonal lines. When I select them I have a rotated selection box which is not what I want. Instead I want what I drew in red: How to change the selection mode to reflect ...
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Is it possible in Clip Studio Paint Pro to add to a selection with no keyboard?

I have a Surface Pro 6, and I find it more comfortable to draw and paint when in tablet mode, which means there is no keyboard attached. When using Clip Studio Paint Pro, and with the keyboard ...
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Is there a way to make selections from guides?

It seems like it could be a very simple task, but I cannot find a solution. I'm trying to make a selection between 4 guide points. Is there any way at all to make selections from guides ...
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Looking for a free program where I can move a selection in multiple layers at the same time

Is there a free software that can do this? So far I have looked at paint.net and GIMP, both of which unfortunately do not support this feature. All help is appreciated!
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Clone Stamp and Healing Brush Selection Colour

Is it at all possible to set a colour to the selection of the Clone Stamp tool or Healing Brush tool? I am working on some scans and I keep loosing where the cursor is, if I could set the colour to ...
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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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Colour selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single colour, then change my foreground colour, is there any way I can select the colour I painted into the layer as my foreground colour again, ...
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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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Grid and bucketfill are just off center/ have offset

When I apply a pattern with the render option or the bucketfill it doesn't completely fill the selection without being off center/ having a offset (I'm not good with GIMP terminology ☹️) I DID NOT ...
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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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Photoshop - Can't fill in pixels with pencil tool

I'm using the pencil tool with a 1 px brush. I'm trying to fill in some pixels, but in the pictures below there are certain pixels I cannot fill in. If I use the pencil tool on them, nothing happens. ...
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Why are multiple paths being selecting in inkspape when I click on one

I have two paths that do not appear to have any intersections but if I select one of the other they both get selected. Is this because they touch somewhere or is there a way to "link" paths that I am ...
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How to select the difference of two layers in Photoshop?

In the image below, there are two circles drawn in two layers. The second circle overlaps some part of the first circle. Now how can I select the only the area of first circle so that it keeps the ...
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How to make selection with Pen tool in Pixelmator?

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 ...
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GIMP: How to move a selection in a layer?

I'm having a weird behavior when trying to move a selected rectangle or polygon in a layer. I do the next: 1. Select layer. I want to move the shine that belongs to the brillos y manchas layer: 2. ...
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There's the possibility to create a selection clicking on Group/folder in Photoshop?

I would like to know if there's the possibility to create a selection of child layers inside the group/folder in Photoshop. I have a master folder called DX and I need to create a selection of all ...
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MediBang - How can I move objects from multiplayer layers while still keeping its distance from each other?

Sorry if the title didn't make sense but I'll try to explain my best. Basically, I have this drawing where the yellow scribble is in layer 2 whereas the red scribble is in layer 3: Let's say red ...
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Photoshop CC: Make selection inside grid cell

I'm using Photoshop's built in grid feature and I'd like to know if there's a quick way to create a selection that will expand to be the dimensions of any given grid cell. In Aseprite there's a ...
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How to quickly set GIMP selection aspect ratio to that of the image?

If I don't know the aspect ratio of an image, what is the most efficient method to set the selection aspect ratio to that of the image? The fastest I've found (not fast at all) is to look at the ...
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How do I select half this shape and delete/remove it? (Affinity 1.7)

I have a star made on the canvas, but I can't find a standard selection box to select only half and then delete it.
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Is there a way, while dragging, to “snap” to the nearest guide?

I'm copy, paste and dragging some group of elements. While I'm dragging, I'd like to "snap" to the nearest guide I've set in the workspace. Else, I need to zoom and move the key arrow to reach ...
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How do I select multiple layers/groups with mouse's dragging?

I have in the workspace some objects. Some are grouped, and are near. I'd like to make a selection of them with click/mouse drag, instead of shift-click selecting each of them (they are somethings ...
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Selecting Transparent Areas Within A Selection In Photoshop? [closed]

I am trying to make a quick selection of a line art drawing which is all in black and that is on a layer which has transparent areas within the drawing itself. Of course any of the quick selection ...
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White border around cut selection when using Quick Selection tool

I have recently reinstalled Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 after getting a new computer. In the past I could use the Quick Selection tool without any issues but in the new installation I'm facing some issues....
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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Having CTRL+A also select fully transparent pixels in Photoshop

When working with an image in photoshop which has a transparent background, pressing CTRL + A to select all, then CTRL + C to copy all, the selection only includes pixels that aren't fully transparent....
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How to edit a text box under another text box in Adobe Acrobat PDF?

For the life of me I cannot edit the smaller text box area that is totally contained by a larger one. I just need to edit the text on this smaller box but unsure how I can access to it. I can select ...
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Draw a Line in Photoshop and it becomes an immovable object

I'm looking for an answer to the most obvious thing in the world. I create a new layer on a blank canvas I draw a line with the line tool I switch to the move tool and try to move the line the line ...
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Photoshop CC - How to paint along the border of a selection

I have this image: I want to paint a lighter blue on the left cliff that flows along the border like so: Doing it by hand is very hard and messy. Is there any way to automate this? If so, how do you ...
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How can I select all elements until reaching the end of the pdf on editing mode?

I want to select all elements until reaching the end of the PDF on editing mode. For example, let say I have a 290 pages book and I am on page 83. How can I select all elements until reaching the end ...
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Photoshop CS6 Pen tool suddenly refuses to 'Stroke' 'Fill' or 'Make Selection.'

Believe I have a bug here: After using Pen tool to make paths on a file, Pen tool will just give-up and ignore requests to 'Make Selection,' 'Stroke' the new path or 'Fill' the path. I've checked the ...
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How fill a text colormap as invert of its background

As the title says I want to fill a text with an inverse of its background colormap in Inkscape. I know how to do this in Gimp: Right click on the text layer and select Text to Path: Go to the ...
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Photoshop how to select next frame and layer simultaneously

I have a gif where every frame is a layer. I need to make background transparent in every frame. I need to make three clicks: select next frame, select next visible layer and click on the background ...
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photoshop selection is fuzzy [closed]

I found a duplicate post here but with no answers. I looked at this guide from adobe on how to feather edges hoping I'd find an answer but my Feather: option is already at 0 px. I have never had this ...
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Prevent Illustrator from adding pivot points to the selection

The issue is that both direct (A) and standard (V) selection tools add central (pivot) points of other objects to the selection that just happen to be encompassed by the selection. What I'd like to ...
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Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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Removing semi-transparent pixels in Photoshop CC 2017

Hand lettering scanned as an RGB TIFF, I'm trying to isolate the letters from the background. My method for getting the text separate from the background follows these steps, except I forgot to get ...
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Select similar (i.e. not same) colours in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

I made a sketch on a piece of paper, photographed it and used the Image Trace tool. Now I have a vector image with a lot of detail. I'd like to clean it up by removing those white and gray-ish chunks,...