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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Limiting the Selection by Color to a Specific Area of an Image in Gimp

Method 1 Make a selection for the area of interest using whatever selection tool (free hand, ellipse, rectangle, path...) Select>Save to channel Select you layer again (the previous operation ...
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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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Another method for selecting an underneath object(s)

Yes, it is. Hold down the Alt key and rotate the mouse wheel. The advantage of this method lies in temporary displaying the currently selected object in full opacity, while all other objects in the ...
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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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Inkscape: How to exclude multiple object from selection

Depending on how your document is constructed, there are three Inkscape features that might help you here. Layers are your friend -- Add the items that you want to not be selected into a new layer, ...
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In GIMP is there a way to make selection start from the canvas border?

For both rectangle selection and crop tool: use View>Snap to canvas edges, then click sufficiently close to a corner (IIRC 8 pixels or less, by default) and your selection will start exactly on the ...
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

If you are only using Photoshop, These are the steps I took.. First I Changed the image resolution to 300 dpi Then I went to Menu item Image/Adjust/Invert Then using my magic wand I selected all of ...
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Photoshop: unable to nudge a text layer

You must be having an active selection somewhere. Hit Ctrl+D then try again. Use this if you want to keep your text editable. Or, depending on what you are trying to achieve, right click the text ...
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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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Deselect path points without selecting new points

Okay. I solved this on my own. In case anyone else runs into this, the solution is to hold down the ALT key while selecting, and it does exactly what I want. This might be different on Mac. This ...
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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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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

If you have a selection, it will scale only the selection. You have to use the Scaling tool (Shift + S + <click> on image), not the "Scale Layer" menu. If you want to use Scale Layer ...
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GIMP: How can I undo the last point with Free Select Tool?

I just figured it out now. I can just press Backspace
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

This cannot be done, and quite frankly there is no need for such a feature (pasting on new layer is already a special feature). While you're at it please ignore these "use photoshop" scrubs who think ...
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How to send selection to a NEW layer in Inkscape

Aside from the keyboard shortcut, there are a couple of other options: 1) Select object -> Layer Menu -> Move Selection to Layer 2) Select object -> Right Click -> Move to Layer I found that paste in ...
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GIMP how to expand a selection?

You can access GROW command from the image menubar through Select → Grow.
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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve

Can you redo the logo using the original font, which is called Blowbrush? https://www.dafont.com/blowbrush.font
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How to delete a selection with straight edges in Photoshop

Yes, you are missing something - a piece of crucial information. Photoshop is a raster image editor - and all raster images are made of pixels, and if you zoom in on the pixels, then you will see ...
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