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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How to isolate an object from its background when you have the isolated background already?

So I have multiple objects that are all on the same background but I only have them as flat images and also the background image alone, thought with some blending magic ("Difference", "Color to alpha/...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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How to select objects with same features in Inkscape but only in a certain region?

I have imported a PDF. It contains approx. 30000 objects which make it sluggish to render. Some objects like texts are expendable in most parts of the drawing but not in a part of the center. So I ...
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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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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 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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InDesign: how to only select objects on page, but not on pasteboard?

In Illustrator there is the "Select all on Artboard" option. I was wondering if there is a similar option in InDesign that I can't find that does the same thing – i.e. selects everything on the page/...
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Resize Selection In Photoshop Like in GIMP

About 15 years ago, I was a Photoshop user. Then I stopped using it and exclusively used GIMP. Now I'm trying to get back into Photoshop and there is one thing that is driving me absolutely nuts. I ...
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Quickly Select and Fill Base Colors

Here's an example video of the kind of selection/coloring I'm talking about Is there a way in Photoshop to quickly select areas in line art, as in the video, and then apply base colors? I've tried ...
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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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How do you export a jpeg with a selective compression mask from Photoshop CC 2014?

In fireworks, I can select parts of an image to keep at a lower compression (85) when exporting, leaving the rest of the image to be compressed at the higher setting (60). I cannot find that option in ...
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How can I select a "section" of a path in Photoshop CS5?

I am creating a series of trees in Photoshop, using paths. My plan is to complete the first tree, and then edit the same path for the other trees. I have already created 2 trees in this manner, but ...
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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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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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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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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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GIMP Plugin change the type based on category selection

**Cat = ["Ford","Toyota","Vauxhall"] with open('D:\\tmp\\menu\\Baseline\\catyp\\' + cat.selected , 'r') as fdict2use: data1 = fdict2use.read().replace('\n', ',') ...
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Operate on all hidden slides in powerpoint

Hi I have a large number of hidden slides in my powerpoint presentation. They are not contiguous, so that I can't select them using just the SHIFT key. I'd like to color them with the same ...
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Polygonal Laso Zoom

Is there a setting i have to pick for zooming in and out with the mouse scroll while making a selection with the Polygonal Laso Tool in photoshop? Tried with 3 versions of photoshop and only one ...
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How to select all lines in an Illustrator document

I've seen similar questions but none answer mine. I have DWG files of floorplans. When I import them to Illustrator, they are all lines. I can make all the walls black with the live paint tool in one ...
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How to select text and keep a background color within its selection?

This may be a confusing title as I am not quite sure what the proper terminology is. I have a font that is grungy/broken and not completely solid. I added a background layer of black, and I want to ...
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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using gimp 2.10 on a mac--selection challenges

looking for a way to perform an operation that works so beautifully in photoshop; on an 8x10 canvas (with content), deselect everything expand to 9x10 canvas so that content is at bottom (already did ...
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Why can't I use the rectangular selection tool outside of my canvas?

I have a PSD with a mobile and Desktop artboard in it, working in the latest version of Photoshop CC. I'm trying to make slices out of layers, but one layer in particular runs off the canvas, so I'...
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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 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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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...
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Does Illustrator have Mouse Wheel selection like Inkscape?

Does Adobe Illustrator have Inkscape-like (since version 0.91) Alt + Mouse Wheel selection mode?
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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While aligning objects in Adobe Flash how to decide what object moves?

So this is a problem that should be easily solved but I'm having a hard time figuring this out in flash. When I align two objects I just want one of them to move while the other remains stationary, ...