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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

Ungroup your objects, if needed. Object → Transform → Scale. Select the desired scaling factor. Check apply to each object separately. Apply.
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Techniques for cutting out hair accurately

Advanced hair extraction tutorial First off, plugins and simpler methods are available. This is if you want to get higher quality results. It is largely the same as ACEkin's answer except going into ...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

In addition to Carl's answer.. you can choose Select > Transform Selection from the menu after you've created a selection.
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

To bulk-select objects on different layers using the layers palette (from CS6 on, previous versions worked), there's this work around. ithaca.andy - Instead of trying to select the layers, click ...
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How to edit existing rectangle selection in GIMP?

After using a selection, or switching tools such as using the Move Tool, you can make the selection editable once again by choosing the Rectangle Select Tool, and clicking inside the selection. Move ...
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GIMP: How to move a selection in a layer?

The "Move selection" in the Move tools is about moving the selection mask, not the selected pixels. Right after you have made a selection, you can Alt-Ctrl-drag (Alt-Cmd-drag on OSX). Alt-Shift-...
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Photoshop: Move selection without moving pixels

By (re-)selecting the selection tool. You will only move pixels if you drag a selection with the move tool (V) active. When dragging a selection with the selection tool (M) active, you'll leave the ...
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How to quickly set GIMP selection aspect ratio to that of the image?

The fastest way I can think of: Select your selection tool (rectangle select or circle select) It isn't necessary to do this first, but it's necessary for step two. CtrlA to select all Enable Fixed ...
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Illustrator isn't allowing me to select part of a graphic

Most probably, some of your objects are locked. Try Object > Unlock All (Alt+Ctrl/Cmd+2) to unlock everthing that's been locked. You can also use the Layers palette to unlock objects or groups. Every ...
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How to group objects from Illustrator Layer menu?

I'm not entirely certain what you mean by "group layers". You can group objects but you can't group layers. Collect in New Layer from the Layers Panel menu will combine highlighted layers in the ...
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

No silver bullet available. No software really knows the original, only guess. But you can help at the difficult places. At first make a work copy of your original as separate layer, by Magic Wand ...
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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I do fairly frequently. While Wrzlprmft♦ provided an answer that works, it's a real pain if you have lots of objects. But the solution is actually very easy (using Inkscape 0.92). ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

It may be important to realize that highlighting a layer and selecting a layer are two very different things in Illustrator. Highlighting a Layer allows you to perform layer operations, such as move ...
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In Inkscape, how can I easily select multiple objects that are obscured by other objects?

In new Inkscape 0.92 you can select it by holding alt with scrolling mouse. Shift + Alt + Mouse Scroll will add to selection
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How to select all objects in the entire document?

It's my experience and understanding that each page in Indesign is it's own object. I know of no feature or tool which allows you to select elements across pages. Selection is restricted to the ...
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How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch

Use the layers panel I find the easiest way to accurately select multiple artboards is the layers panel. Collapse the artboard groups (if your list is too long), then command-click each title you're ...
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Select only one side of a text frame in InDesign CS6

With the white arrow – the direct selection tool – you can select the bottom vertexes of your rectangle; but that won't do you any good. The border of a frame in InDesign is applied to the entire ...
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In Illustrator, is there a way smooth selected paths algorithmically?

As per Ryan's and Scott's comments the feature you are looking for can be found under Object -> Path -> Simplify... This will present you with the following dialog: Here you are given some ...
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Fill selection holes (selecting the convex hull) in Photoshop

You can hold down the Shift key and use any selection tool to add to an existing selection. You can also hold down the Option/Alt key and use any selection tool to subtract from an existing selection....
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

What just worked for me was to cut the selection (CTRL-X), create a new layer, and paste the selection into the new layer. I agree that a "new layer from selection" command would be nice.
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I cannot see the bounding box in Illustrator

Ctrl+H is for Hide Edges What you want is Ctrl+Shift+B or View → Show Bounding Box. Note that in order to see the Bounding Box you need to be using the Selection Tool (V). You can also hold down ...
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Ctrl + Click on thumbnail in a layer is not selecting a particular area in photoshop cc 2014 & 2015

Your layer has no transparency or mask. That's why Ctrl+clicking the layer thumbnail isn't working. I don't have a copy of CC 2015 to go through the background removal tools that were available back ...
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Select non text objects

If you plan ahead you can.... Select > Object > Text Objects Object > Lock > Selection Click-drag to select what is not locked When done, Object > Unlock All to access the text objects ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator?

This requires both Illustrator and Photoshop, but is my favorite: Click to select the object/objects in Illustrator Do a "File>Copy", Ctrl+C or applekey-C to copy In Photoshop, do "File>New", Ctrl+N ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator?

In Illustrator CC 2015.3 (20), Adobe finally added an asset export tool similar to Sketch. Now you can select any objects, right click and "Export Selection...". If you want to export multiple ...
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Changing multiple text layers

If you need to change the text contents, you can highlight the text layers in the Layers Panel then click Edit -> Find and Replace Text to change the text content for all of them at once. If you ...
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How to delete a selection with straight edges in Photoshop

This is called anti-aliasing and yields a better, smoother result when you zoom back out. If you don't want those half-transparent pixels, you should deactivate the anti-aliasing option when selecting....
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Select object under object in Inkscape

Alt-click will select deeper objects each time. So if you have nothing selected, the first Alt-click will select the top-most object. Then the second lowest, then the third, etc. So your double ...
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When clicking on one of the active (selected) objects in Illustrator, its bounding box gets bolder. Why?

It is the key object selection, which is used for alignment purposes (align to key object) Some helpful links: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/100567/63979 https://graphicdesign....
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