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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Raster effects causing issues with selection in Illustrator

I have several assets I'm creating in Illustrator; I've used a drop shadow on a bunch of the shapes in each one to add depth to the drawing (clapboard, window frames, etc.). Unfortunately, once I've ...
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How to divide a very big .obj file?

I have found this very nice 3d model of a city : http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/paris-33983.html However the model is very big and has lots of streets, buildings etc. whereas I only need a small part of ...
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Can't select paths from PDF file in Illustrator

I need to work with this file for a school project I have. Currently I am trying to make roads. I saw that the roads in the original image will work fine with what I am working on, so I am tried ...
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Acrobat: Select/Edit All Text in Entire PDF Document

I'll preface by saying that I am not a graphic designer, so this question might be staggeringly obvious... I have several 100+ page PDFs that consist only of tables of text, and I am trying to change ...
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Brush tool that only moves points in Illustrator?

Is there a tool similar to the warp tool but only to move points without smoothing lines? The nearest example would be the soft vertex selection tool found in 3D programs. A shape is modified within ...
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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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Looking for a free program where I can move a selection in multiple layers at the same time

Is there a free software that can do this? So far I have looked at paint.net and GIMP, both of which unfortunately do not support this feature. All help is appreciated!
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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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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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In GIMP, how to resize a rotated selection box?

I've tried selecting a rectangle and rotating the box with the rotate tool in a blank layer, but clicking in the box doesn't seem to allow me to resize the rotated box. I am attempting to remove lens ...
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Select text and remove shape from another layer

I have two layers: layer 2 – text “hello” layer 1 – black square I would like to select an outline of the text, change my highlighted layer to layer 1, then cut/delete that shape from the black ...
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How to select multiple objects with different appearance in Illustrator?

Say I want to select e.g. all red diamonds AND all text in the following image. What should I do? I can select all red diamonds by choosing one, then Select --> Same --> Appearance. I can also ...
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Photoshop script to select/average/deselect automatically

I am currently working on an image (wallpaper for personal use) based on lowpoly graphics. When creating the lowpoly part, I have created several triangular shapes, covering the part I wish to '...
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Copying a portion of an image and translating it to the same position on new image in Pixlr

I'm new to using Pixlr so I'm wondering if there is a way that I can select a portion of an image using the wand tool and then copy it to a new blank image (which has the same dimensions as the ...
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Illustrator CS5: Selection Tool Highlights Object Just by Passing Over It?

This isn't a major issue, but I recently reset my preferences for Illustrator CS5 and now find the Selection Tool (black arrow) is highlighting every single object I pass over. Previously, only once I ...
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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 to create a “hard” binary image?

I'm using magic wand to separate the background and foreground (an apple in the example). The goal is to get a binary image, with white pixels standing for the foreground. The problem here is the ...
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How do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools?

Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc. at this point? When I go to use them they are in my edit history but I don't ...
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Photoshop Drag Deselect?

Is there an easy way to drag deselect layers using auto-select? I often use drag select to select layers, but often this ends up select other layers that happen to partially overlap. I'd like to be ...
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InDesign CS6 - Export selected pages OR Select all objects on page

I'm looking for a way in InDesign CS6 to do one or both of the following: 1) Export one or more pages based on the selection in the Pages panel without relying on the Range selector in the Export ...
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What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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Rectangle Select Tool moves the image instead of creating a selection in GIMP

I'm a reasonably seasoned user of PhotoShop but a newbie to GIMP. I need to take Print Screens and fuse/crop them together to create images that display full views of the pages on a certain site. To ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Illustrator: how to select or delete all raster objects

I'm about to submit some illustrations and they should not contain any raster effect or image and the illustration objects are too complex. I don't know where I used the effects or raster objects. Is ...
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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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PhotoShop: How to delete a selection after you're done with it

I use the pent tool to make a shape, then right click make a selection, I fill in the selection with the colour I want. Great perfect no problem. Now say if I want to go to the stamp tool and work ...
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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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unable to crop the valid psd file in photoshop [closed]

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. i want to crop the selection Area from that psd file..while doing that, it throwing an error please ...
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How to select text layers below or behind other text layers in GIMP?

I have an image with several text layers on top of each other. Because they are rotated, they all have the same 'boundary box'. I want to edit several of the text layers, but when I click on the ...
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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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Illustrator replace stroke color of different objects

I have Illustrator CS6. Imagine a certain number of objects (here 4) with different fill and stroke colors. How can I replace simultaneously the stroke color of all objects that have a violet stroke ...
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Photoshop cut command is disabled

I don't understand why I cannot cut image in Photoshop. The cut command is disabled. I'm sure that I have selected the image. I can copy and paste, but just not cut.
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Change selection mode for rotated shapes in Illustrator

I have created a bunch of diagonal lines. When I select them I have a rotated selection box which is not what I want. Instead I want what I drew in red: How to change the selection mode to reflect ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

I'm used to gimp in which there is a way to select a path and use an algorithm to remove excess points and generally smooth out the path. It asks for details like what kind of edge to keep as a ...
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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 paint outside of selected area in Photoshop?

I just want to know how to paint outside of the selected area with the brush tool without creating multiple layers. Here is my selection:
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Photoshop Color Range selection in Single Layer

Is it possible to use the color range selection tool for a single layer? Right now it samples colors from all the layers to make the selection, so to select a color range in a specific layer, I have ...
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GIMP Image in selection

Okay, so let's give a example of what I want. We got a white ball with black lines. I want for example a flag in it. When I drag or paste the image of that flag in it, it goes up to the whole page and ...
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Select all objects in another object area in Adobe Illustrator

I explain the situation : I have objects in background and circles in front. I would like to select all objects in background that are contained in those circles area. The pathfinder will not work, ...
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InDesign: Applying Stroke to Similar Types of Text Across a Document

I am using InDesign CC 2014 but this may apply to other versions. I have text throughout a document that of a particular paragraph style. I am trying to bold this text. There are over 350 of these ...
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How to select everything Lens Flare filter has added to the image?

How to make a selection of the flare that was added by Lens Flare filter in Photoshop CC 2014? Is there an automated way to do it? I want to be able to mask the flare and tint it with blue