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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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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

I use the Pen Tool for 90% of the situations where I need to cut someone or something from a photo but sometimes it gets tricky, especially when it comes to hair. Let's take the following image for ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator?

The title says it all, I want to know what the simplest way to export the selected objects. In Inkscape, there is a menu option called export selected which does just this. The aforementioned ...
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How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo of ...
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Photoshop using Marque Tool > Path > Circular But Not a perfect shape?

Please consider this image below : This is happened when I have a circular shape (marquee tool selection). THen after that I converted to Work Path (by right click of that selection). And I add 2.0 ...
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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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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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How can I select a single color within an image?

How would one pick or select all of a single color within Photoshop, Paint.NET, or The Gimp? The objective is to edit everything with that color afterwards, such as by brushing over it with another ...
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Why are my handles and anchor point missing in AI?

I'm quite new to using illustrator. My problem is: I'm missing the anchor point. Usually when you use the direct selection tool and click an object, it should show the anchor points and handles. I ...
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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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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
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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 Gimp, how to resize a Selection after it's been used?

The question is probably not clear on one line! Here some details: made a circular selection (Ellipse Select Tool) to get a perfect circle just after, using the mouse, resized that selection by ...
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Selecting same shapes in vector files

I have a vector file contains over 500 circle , the diameter of circles are different ( 5mm , 5.5mm and 10mm). are there any ways to select all same shape circle (for example all 5mm diameter ) and ...
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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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How to get GIMP to unselect the initial background?

How can I get GIMP to de-select the background in my attached picture? Everytime I try to use Select None...nothing happens.
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Adobe Illustrator 21.0.0 - How to Zoom In / Out on Mouse and Not on Selected Object / Area

This started happening when I recently updated to Adobe Illustrator 21.0.0 (2017 release). Simply, if I select an object and then move over to another area of the document: and then try to zoom in or ...
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Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool not selecting correctly

I must have accidentally clicked something in Photoshop because all of a sudden my rectangular marquee tool is not working correctly. When I use the rectangular marquee tool to, for instance, ...