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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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,...
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

I've had to scan a logo that was printed by a very low-DPI printer. This printer messed up all the curves in the picture and created some very jagged edges that are quite visible when the logo is big (...
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Can Krita “grow” a selection in pixels?

Is it possible to grow a selection in range of pixels around the currect selection, in order to flood fill lines better?
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How do I toggle non contiguous selection in Krita?

I want to select more than just the existing region, but all regions in that layer. How is it done? It is not the same as "Add" as I do not want to click multiple times for this.
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Illustrator isn't allowing me to select part of a graphic

I'm trying to edit a text based image in Illustrator CC but parts of the text are not allowing me to edit or even select them. even clicking Select All doesn't work. has anyone had this problem? any ...
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In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area

In Affinity Designer Desktop, How do i select shapes that are not completely bounded by marquee area, similar to Adobe Illustrator marquee tool.
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I cannot see the bounding box in Illustrator

I am quite inexperienced in using adobe illustrator. Usually, when I select something it shows a bounding box around it but for some reason, it doesn't have it. I already tried Ctrl + H to show the ...
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Make an random shaped image rectangular ( photoshop )

I have a shirt imagine, that was originally rectangular, but is now deformed: I want to make my selection " fille the rectangle ", i dont mean to just "zoom into it ", but more like transform it like ...
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

Despite the title summarizing the issue, let me express same thing with different words. I am new to krita(I am actually quite new to digital graphics design. Nevertheless, I have basic knowledge ...
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Why am I unable to move pixels after they have been selected?

I've selected the below area in my image. I then switch to the move tool, but when I drag around the selection, the pixels that it had encompassed do not move with it. Would be great to know what I'm ...
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Creating a Selection in Photoshop with no Feathering or Anti-aliasing

EDIT: TL;DR I can't get rid of anti-aliasing and/or feathering, even though they are disabled. Some visuals, so you can actually see it happen... First this is me trying to erase, clicking madly; ...
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How do I convert a created a path to a selection?

I drew a path around an element that I plan to create a new layer from. I started by outlining the element with a path, I want to convert that path to a selection. How do I do this? Thanks in advance ...
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When clicking on one of the active (selected) objects in Illustrator, its bounding box gets bolder. Why?

Why is it that when you click on one of the selected objects in Illustrator while using the Selection Tool, it has a bolder bounding box? What is this behavior called?
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Is there automatical way to fill white pixels to black if it's surrounded by black pixel? See my image for more details

Basically, if you look at the image I want to fill the white noise if it's surrounded by black pixels. Maybe not a single white pixel but I definitely would like to fill the bigger patches. I was ...
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Photoshop: how to select all pixels from a layer

I want to select all the pixels from a layer, not only the ones with more than 50% opacity. A Ctrl+click on the layer thumbnail only selects the pixels with more than 50% opacity. EDIT: The magic ...
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How can I turn partially selected areas into fully selected areas in Gimp?

In Gimp, I have one large selection that resulted from attaching multiple smaller selections to each other. Unfortunately, some of these selections were mistakenly created with feathering applied, ...
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How to draw a 1px stroke in the middle of another stroke from a drawing automatically (Photoshop)

I've got a comics drawing, only the black stroke, which is drawn by hand so the thickness is variating, and I need to draw a line with a thickness of 1 px in about the middle of this line. Is there a ...
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How to edit existing rectangle selection in GIMP?

I have a rectangle selection. As long as I stay on the rectangle selection tool I can click in the rectangle to change the size. If I switch to another tool (e.g. move tool) and then come back to ...
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Why is my mask in PS semi transparent?

I am trying to remove part of an image, but each time I add a mask, that mask is always semi transparent. Opacity and Fill settings for the brush I am using are set to 100% and blending modes are set ...
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Gimp: Draw border around selection using the corresponding colors

If I select a specific area, I want to increase that selection by one pixel in all directions. I know that I can do that through the Grow function. But I also want to fill in the pixels that have been ...
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What does “Select same appearance” do?

In Illustrator, there is a way to select objects based on shared attributes such as Fill Color or Stroke Color. I've been using this feature often. However, I am puzzled by the option to select ...
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“Select Subject” functionality without Photoshop

I am very impressed by the productivity benefits of Photoshop 2018's "Select Subject" functionality. I probably spend a few hours a month doing this the hard way using the standard select. But I ...
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Inverse crop in GIMP

I have an image that has blocks of useful content and blocks of useless content. I would like to remove the blocks of useless content without copy/pasting all of the useful content into another image. ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

I find that often I will duplicate a set of objects or paths then send them to a new layer. However, in the drop-down menu and the layer menu for the selection, there are only options to move the ...
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Limiting the Selection by Color to a Specific Area of an Image in Gimp

On this image, I'm trying to make the name in black letters transperent I have this image in Gimp where I need to select a specific color (namely the name circled in blue) to make transparent; ...
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In photoshop how can you fill each selection with its own individual gradient automatically?

Basically, this is an oversimplified illustration that shows exactly what I want. Instead of me selecting each patch individually then apply the gradient I can just use select > color range or magic ...
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I would like to know how to apply inner glow on a shape so it can mimick this look

See the image below for more information. I would like to recreate the pixellated effect on the left side of the image. This will be a batch process so I thought I can just select all the inner space ...
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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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GIMP 2.8.16 - How to create an EXACT path using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog?

How can I create an EXACT path from a selection with as FEW anchor points as possible using the 'Selection-to-Path Advanced Settings' dialog (https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-selection-dialog.html)? I'...
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Deselect path points without selecting new points

Working in illustrator. To make this example easier, imagine I'm working with a traced raster image where there are lot of similar colors close to one another. Say I want to select a bunch of points ...
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Is it possible to remove a shape that is in the same layer as another shape? [duplicate]

I created two shapes in the same layer by mistake and I want to delete one of them only. I couldn't go back with ctrl z because I already did several other stuff afterwards. Is it possible to remove ...