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 ...
Its the actual feather producing that edge blur.
If you need a rounded rectangle, use the Rounded Rectangle Tool, with settings for corner radius, fill, etc: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/edit-rounded-rectangles.html
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 ...
To be able to cut you need to make sure:
layer is not locked
layer is not smart object. generally, needs to be a raster layer (no vector shapes)
you need to have something selected (i don't see anything selected in your image)
@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 ...
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 ...
you can not cut from a Smart Object layer, you can copy, just can not cut. Have to rasterize it to cut.
Similar problem: If you can not cut AS WELL AS copy a selection, you must be working on a shape, and still, you got to rasterize it.
You can use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) and merely toggle Outline/Preview Mode.
In Outline Mode you can click drag around anchors without having objects selected because you've clicked a fill.
Command/Ctrl+y to toggle the modes (View > Preview/Outline)
You don't have to switch back and forth between preview and outline. You can simply switch ...
do I have to add a layer mask, whenever I want a gradient effect to take shape of my selection and stay on that layer?
No. As klewis has said, what you do need to do is to change tools before leaving the object you are editing.
This can be a useful feature, though it is also an annoyance if you are editing many gradients on different objects. Being able to ...
From this point, if I select none, the gradient no longer sits in my rectangle selection, but is applied to the entire image.
In the Gimp 2.10 UI, the Blend tool and many others remain active because you can edit your settings while applying the tool (in the
Blend tool, you can move the endpoints, and even adjust the gradient). So you changed the selection ...
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)...
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.
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. ...