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 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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Krita: Selection line automatically surrounding the object shape on a layer

I'm a total Krita noob here. I'd like to know, in Krita, what's the way to select an object that is on a transparent layer, so that the selection line automatically follows the shape of the object? ...
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Is it possible to copy my selection editor into a layer? (Gimp)

I am currently trying to outline a picture of my buddies car, and fill it with a solid color and put it onto a shirt for him. My selection editor has exactly what I want inside of it, but I go to fill ...
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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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Change the color of already painted brush strokes that are inside selection

How do I change brush-marks of a certain color (everything that is not white) into another color. For instance, having lasso-selected the following brush-marks, how do I change the color from black to ...
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GIMP: Why does “Channel to Selection” give such bright values?

As shown below, an extracted channel (here blue) gives a brighter result when using the "Channel to Selection" from the context menu in the Channels panel and creating a mask from that ...
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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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Why “Fill whole selection” under “Bucket-fill” tool leaves some area partially filled?

I want to mask different type of RBC with different color. After selecting same type of RBCs using Fuzzy Selection Tool (and Remove Holes option) , I used Bucket tools to FIll whole selection. But I'm ...
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how to get rid of Illustrator selection tool bold outline on topmost object?

Recently while I was working on illustrator, I noticed that instead of outlining every object I selected with the same box, the top most object within the selection would have a thicker, bold bounding ...
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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 uncheck Antialiasing in Rectangle Selection in GIMP?

I am unable to uncheck Rectangle Select's Antialiasing in GIMP, every other options works just fine, as well I can uncheck Antialiasing with every other tool. What am I missing?
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In photoshop, how can i get rid of this selected edges?

In photoshop, when I clicked a layer, and then show like this how can I get rid of this? I already tried to this method --> view but it's not working
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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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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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Color selecting from a layer in Photoshop

If I create a new layer and draw into it with a single color, then change my foreground color, is there any way I can select the color I painted into the layer as my foreground color again, without ...
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Photoshop: unable to nudge a text layer

I am getting this error in Adobe Photoshop CC when I try to nudge my text layer with the arrow keys. I was able to nudge them before in the same work session, but now they won't budge, nudge, or move ...
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Group Selection and Pathfinder Unite Behaviour is difficult to understand

I'm at the beginning of my learning journey with Illustrator and am watching this videos to learn Badge Drawing, I Appreciate people prefer not to watch in order to answer, but I'm not skilled enough ...
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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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Why isn't krita letting me select a shape?

I'm a new coder and have been trying really hard to figure everything out. I recently downloaded unity, then I found out i need design software to make my own 2d characters. I'm using krita, but for ...
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

I want to duplicate a selection area in Krita and move it to anywhere I wish. The problem is, I can't do this simple manipulation because it creates an additional layer each time copied and pasted, ...
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Using object to select other objects, Illustrator

This question appears to be asking what I am asking, but the accepted (and only) answer does not seem to address the OP's (or my) question. Is there a way to use one object or group of objects to ...
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Selection from layer panel in Illustrator [duplicate]

Lets say I have selected a bunch of objects in the layer panel (as shown in the following capture), is there a way to select the corresponding path without having to click on each circle individually ...
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How to make the path to equal to other path in illustrator?

I have the two paths this in illustrator, this path could be any anywhere it could be part of the complex drawing. And I have another path which also could be anywhere. I could select both of the ...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

How do you move the selection in photoshop (marching ants) without moveing any part(pixels) of the selected layer?
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How to Make Exact Selection Multiple Times

I have just started to learn photoshop (including php, css and html5 to become a designer). I am using videos tutorials to learn. However one issue that i've been facing and i have searched a lot for ...
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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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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 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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Select the union of two layers in photoshop

I'm currently using Photoshop 21.x and I'm not very good in general with it. Could someone please help me with how to make a selection that comprises the union of two layers? And when I say union here,...
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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 select multiple anchor points that have a lot of things in between

I would like to select multiple anchor points but there are a lot of other anchor points between them. This mean that I can't just draw a selection rectangle cause I would select a lot of unwanted ...
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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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Rotating selected area causes pixellation - Photoshop CC 2020

I draw a lot on photoshop but often use the selection tool to select parts of my drawing and rotate/resize parts as I go along. Until a few days ago I used to use Photoshop CC 2014 and had no problems ...
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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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The proper way to apply a gradient to a selection in Gimp

In Gimp 2.10, I have initiated a bank canvas. I press R to use my rectangle tool to draw a rectangle. I then press G to apply a gradient over my selection. Scenario 1 From this point, if I select ...
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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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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Select, Color Range: error message

I have a single layer, full RGB color image than I am trying to locate and isolate areas of interest in the "Blue" color range as shown below. (In this case, a missing persons search from aerial ...
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How do I marquee select anchor points that are surrounded by objects in Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is it possible to select multiple anchor points in one spot by pulling a direct selection marquee over an intersection point and select all the anchor points in that spot when the spot is surrounded ...
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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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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 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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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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Preserving proportions when adding to a selection in Photoshop

Is there an easy and shortcut way to add a square selection to an existing selection? Normally to draw a square or circle selection one needs to hold the Shift key, but the Shift key is needed when ...
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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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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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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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