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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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,...
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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 ...