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 select and delete the border in an EPS file in Adobe Illustrator

I have a graphic CS5 eps here that draws a honeycomb lattice. But I have a problem: When I selected it, I found that there is a border around it as shown in But I only want the honeycomb lattice ...
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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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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 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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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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How can I turn partially selected areas into fully selected areas in Gimp?

In Gimp, I have one large selection that resulted from attaching multiple smaller selections to each other. Unfortunately, some of these selections were mistakenly created with feathering applied, ...
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How to crop multiple selection and save into separated images without Photoshop

Take a look at this image: My question is how to crop multiple selections at once into separate images. I want to select each panel of the comic and export them as individual images and do multiple ...
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Remove selection from layer in an svg

I'm a complete amateur and just googling my way around but I'm a bit lost with the current task. I'm editing the following SVG graphic in Inkscape: https://chaosdata.deviantart.com/art/BackTrack-...
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Delete selection gap in Inkscape

I selected two objects. As you can see at the screenshot the upper one has a selection gap and a lower one does not. How can I delete the gap of the upper one? I need this in order to be able to ...
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Stop autoselecting while using tools

I'm trying to use, (say) the "Elipse Tool" to create a few circles using the same centre axis. After upgrading to 21.0.02, It will NOT let me use the tool again without DESELECTING the current shape. ...
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How to subtract an irregular portion from a shape

using photoshop I have this shape over a regular circle shape. I need to subtract from the circle the portion marked in black. I was able to select the circle portion to be subtracted but here I stop. ...
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(Illustrator) Workflow question - is there a way to select this portion of my artwork?

I am a veteran with Photoshop but somewhat of a newbie with Illustrator. I am working on creating this vector self-portrait... I have a layer called 'Silhouette' which forms the main background of ...
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Illustrator - Select an anchor point that is directly beneath another anchor point on the same path?

Because these anchor points are on the same path, I cannot separate into different layers then lock one. Even at full zoom, I cannot discern one point from the other and so only the "top" point gets ...
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Photoshop: how to select multiple paths on different layers?

I want to use this script and to use it I have to select a path, which is fine, and it works. But how do I select multiple paths, which are on different layers? I've tried using the Path Selection ...
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Smooth selecting edges

I can't figure it out, how to properly select the trees in the following image, so it will be much smoother and realistic than in my work. Trees: Night sky: My work: Also, it would be nice if you ...
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When I try to separate 2 parts of an object of a picture, the whole picture moves!

When I place a photo in AI and then I want to separate 2 parts of an object-let's say, a shoe (it is a jpg image). I want to separate the upper part from the out sole. So, I do a path, then select, ...
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In GIMP, how to get a selection from a mask?

Let's say I paint a mask in GIMP and I want to convert that to a selection for applying filters, etc. What are the steps for doing this? Using this sample image from Pixabay we'll create a mask for ...
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Extracting multiple images from a single image in CS6

I'm trying to make a copy of a logo that I can add some Styles to. The logo: So, I click on the Quick Selection tool and grab the central image. Everything looks great. However, I can't seem to ...
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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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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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Selecting between paths in Photoshop

I have multiple paths (not intersecting), each one of them consists of two anchor points only. Imagine a path from A to B and the second one from C to D. What I want to do is to select the space ABCD. ...
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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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Gimp: Draw border around selection using the corresponding colors

If I select a specific area, I want to increase that selection by one pixel in all directions. I know that I can do that through the Grow function. But I also want to fill in the pixels that have been ...
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“Select Subject” functionality without Photoshop

I am very impressed by the productivity benefits of Photoshop 2018's "Select Subject" functionality. I probably spend a few hours a month doing this the hard way using the standard select. But I ...
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In photoshop how can you fill each selection with its own individual gradient automatically?

Basically, this is an oversimplified illustration that shows exactly what I want. Instead of me selecting each patch individually then apply the gradient I can just use select > color range or magic ...
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I would like to know how to apply inner glow on a shape so it can mimick this look

See the image below for more information. I would like to recreate the pixellated effect on the left side of the image. This will be a batch process so I thought I can just select all the inner space ...
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Apply marquee selection to multiple layers

I have Photoshop documents with many layers, some over 100. I need to delete a feathered selection on all layers without having to manually select each layer, reapply the selection, hit Delete key. ...
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Gimp: How to create a selection from file in Python

I am using Gimp's non-interactive mode, since I want to process a big number of images and their masks. For every image file, I have a mask image file, which consists of 1 and 0s (1 means the pixel ...
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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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Magic Wand Tool on a Traced Image in Ai

I have brought in an image in ai and image traced it to make it a vector. Right now I'm trying to select specific color to blend the image better. The problem is I can't select anything on the image, ...
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Illustrator: how to select all elements below a shape

I'm trying to take a pre-drawn shape, move it into position over a number of smaller elements, and select all of the elements it covers so that I can change their colour. It would be not unlike ...
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disable transform in rectangle selection tool

I am new in Photoshop, I wanna turn over the corner of the gray square. first, I draw rectangular marquee tool and second, press Ctrl+T but as you can see the small squares appear in the corner of ...
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Gimp - How can I make a selection go through multiple layers?

I'm using a text layer and selecting the text to delete out of a white background layer so i can have transparent text with images behind the text. I have a drop shadow effect on the white background ...
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Draw and move a shape (rectangle) while there is an active selection (PS-CC)?

I'm doing image analysis of microscopy images. I often make a selection with the selection tool to grab parts of images. Then, inside of the selection area, I need to move shapes (such as lines and ...
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PSP X9 - adjust selection size

In Paint Shop Pro X9, after making a rectangular selection, is there a way to adjust the selection size? In Paint.NET and XnView you can grab the sides of the selection and drag them to make them ...
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Illustrator: how to change selection behavior

With the Selection Tool, I would like to be able to select the objects that are completely encapsulated in the selection box, NOT including the objects which bounding box is just intersected by the ...
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Problem with Selection tool in Adobe Illstrator

My selection tool icon in adobe illustrator has changed to a triangle, Does anyone know what that means and how I can turn it back to the arrow icon?
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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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Indesign: Text -Trouble replacing existing text or inserting small object

I need to replace some of the text in this text box. It will allow me to triple-click the entire line, but I can't just select part of the text to replace an e-mail address or do other editing. Any ...
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(Illustrator CS6) what is this rectangle shape appearing when i select any grouped vector shape?

i'm fairly new to illustrator and i've been wondering about those three lil questions quite frequently: what are those hollow lil squares on the selection rectangle? why is the selection rectangle ...
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remove distinct points from an image by GIMP

I want to remove all distinct points from some images, for example like this one: You can see: points have different color so I can not use select by color tool. point are very close to main part of ...
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Layering silhouette using Illustrator/Photoshop [closed]

How does one attain this type silhouetting using layers and the laso tool? My intention is to have a different background photo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/45792897@N08/6219956490/in/...
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Select multiple color pointers at gradient tool

I need to keep a gradient in equal distances in between colors. an example: So I want move all purple pointers together, instead one by one. This is a simple example, sometimes it gets more ...
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Photoshop: continuous selection to different layer automatically

Let's say I have a picture: black lines on a white background. I can select all the white parts with color selection. What I need is to have every continous selection moved to a separate layer. Can I ...
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How to pull specific image out with color?

Noob to Photoshop, but I've been trying to superimpose a pattern onto a specific type of design. I haven't gotten very far but this is what I have so far: What I would like is the Swoosh itself ...
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Select all objects within a path (Inkscape)

I'm currently working with tiled objects (objects that themselves consist of many more smaller objects) with Inkscape. Now it would be so much more easier to not have to select manually all tiles I ...
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Section layer in Illustrator

What is a good way to section the canvas and/or a layer in Adobe Illustrator? I have a blank white canvas at the moment, and I'd like to draw a jagged line across the middle from the left end of the ...
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How to invert last selection change (add/subtract)?

I edit product photos that quite often involve camouflage patterns and multiple colors. I use quick selection, then modify the edges where need be with lasso tools, to remove the background (well, to ...
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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 ...