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 Ctrl while most other tools are active to quickly switch to the Selection Tool.
In your case, it seems that all your paths are in a clipping mask - you can ...
You can set the Rectangular Marquee tool to "fixed size" in the tool options along the top, set the width and height to the grid size, and enable Snap to grid in Photoshop. Then a single click near the top left corner of the cell will select the cell. Since I'm not familiar with the software you mentioned, and don't know why you want to do that, then I ...
Turn off the center marker on the Attributes Panel. (Window > Attributes)
With the center point off you can only select objects by clicking their paths and dragging over the center of an object won't cause a selection (assuming there's no fill applied).
I'd call it a "centroid" but, depending upon the actual shape that may not be accurate either. -- "...
I do not believe you can. Illustrator doesn't work on "marquee selections". Like all vector applications, Illustrator is object oriented. "Marquee selections" are more pixel-based.
You can manually use the Lasso Tool to select objects within a given area, but I think that's as close as you'll get.
With the paths selected as in the image, click Path, Break Apart. If that doesn't split them into individual paths and objects, I'll be surprised, but you would then use the Ungroup option. Both (or more) paths will remain selected, but you'll see marquee boxes in more than one location after the break apart action.
Frame challenge: seeing what you are needing to accomplish in your floorplan, I'd suggest an alternate workflow - instead of drawing a bunch of lines to make a hatch, use illustrator's pattern fills and make your life easier as the design iterates over time.
If you look at the appearance palette in this screengrab, you'll see that there's one polygon, with ...
@Danielillo's answer is the first and best option if it works. Unfortunately, occasionally the smart guides do not snap to the guide or object that you want. If this happens, you have a couple of options:
Select the entire object, then switch to the direct select tool
(white arrow). Click and hold on one of the object's anchor point,
then drag the object to ...
I had a quick go using Outer Glow.
Use the wand to select the left cliff.
Copy then paste, which will lift it to a new layer.
Add a Layer style - Outer Glow with high opacity, zero spread, size as your 'border' thickness, range 1% [& colour bright aqua just to make it very obvious ;) Technique soft or precise ..take your pick, depending on how hard you ...
Here's one easy way I know that works, since I just tested it.
Import a raster image into Inkscape
In the layers panel, create a new layer.
Type some text and make sure it is filled white.
Change the layer blend mode to "Exclusion". Note: this basically adds a blend filter to the text.
Use the Group Selection Tool and drag around all the objects you want to select
Group Selection tool
Lets you select an object within a group, a single group within multiple groups, or a set of groups within the artwork. Each additional click adds all objects from the next group in the hierarchy.
Alternatively, you can keep your shape vector and cut it in half leaving it node-editable and more useful with either of two easy approaches:
1. Boolean Operation
Draw out a rectangle shape over the part you wish to subtract, snapping to points to get it exactly located. Click the Subtraction Boolean icon in the toolbar above, and the item which is in ...
If the desire is to merely have a squared-off, rectangular, bounding box.. Select the object(s) and choose Object > Transform > Reset Bounding Box from the menu. This will remove the rotated bounding box and replace it with a squared-off bounding box which will no longer adhere to the rotation of the objects. This means any dragging you do with the new ...
One possibility is to use vector software. Inkscape is free and Open Source.
In the example below I have a bunch of blue squares on one layer, and a bunch of pink squares on a layer above. You can see me toggle the layers in the example
Use the Select and Transform Objects tool F1 to make a selection around the squares you want to move, and it will also ...
Easy Peasy by using Action :D
-> Open Action panel by Hitting Alt + F9.
-> Create a new action and don't forget to assign a shortcut key (currently only functions keys along with Shift/Ctrl is allowed and you can change this anytime btw if you use script then you can assign any keys!)
-> just record following steps like i did while record (red colored dot)...
As you said, there is one black color with a stroke at 100% and a fill with some transparency.
The Magic Wand only detect colors but not the opacity.
I think you’re looking for this:
Go to the Channels Panel.
Duplicate one channel.
The channels only have black values, no transparency.
Now you can use the Magic Wand Tool to select just the black color.
I guess your drawing is a bitmap, vectors can have more ideal ways. This is for bitmaps.
Select the emptiness around the object with the magic wand, set option "Contiguous" ON before selecting. Isolated transparent areas stay unselected.
If you just want to select the isolated empty areas inside your drawing, keep Contiguous=OFF and select the emptiness. ...
I've accepted Billy Kerr's answer, but I came up with something else while waiting. I'll include this in case someone else happens upon this and is seeking an alternate solution.
I made a grid of alternating squares that match my grid in a separate layer. Using the magic wand tool you can make a selection in one of the grids while the layer is selected. ...
The Marquee tools and the Lasso tools (as you are showing in your video) can be either aliased or anti-aliased.
Quick Selection Tool doesn't have an option to turn anti-aliasing off.
A quick workaround could be this:
Make your selection with Quick Selection Tool (or any other way).
Hit Q to enter Quick Mask Mode.
Apply Image > Adjustments > Threshold and ...
To get your image back into a "rectangle" shape, you could use Lens Correction (**Filter → Lens Correction or Shift+Ctrl+R and play with the settings there
Go to Custom and use the Geometric Distortion, Perspective and Scale adjustments.
Then use the Clone Stamp Tool (S) to fill in your edges.
As far as turning your image into vector goes, you can't*.
Obviously select all isn't what you want, because it selects also unpainted areas.
You can use Contiguous area selection tool or Similar color selection tool to select the emptiness or the background color around your painted areas and then invert the selection in the Select menu or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I. Similar color selection tool takes also unpainted ...
You may want to try what is called Similar Color Selection Tool it is not contiguous and as the name say it will select taking the color similarity in consideration, it allow for fuzziness adjustments too.
The Icon is like this:
I use GIMP for this. Open the PSD in gimp, select the layer with holes (in gimp ALT+click on layer), then select -> remove holes. Then fill the new selection with a color. then select -> inverse, and fill with another color. Then layer -> to image size. Then copy (CTRL+C). then switch back to photoshop, and paste. remove the bg color with the wand. And you ...
The method above seems to be a bit touchy on complex images with a lot of layers.
I don't think it works for text but if you convert text to paths it should work.
Any grouped layers have to be found and ungrouped and I didn't have any luck with selecting all objects in all layers and ungrouping. I think you have to actually get the grouped objects.