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If you use CSS classes, though, you can create selection sets that are re-selectable. But whether you use them depends a lot on the purpose and structure of the drawing and upon your ...
As far as I know, there's no way to save selections, or redo them. Also Inkscape's undo history doesn't record selections, only physical moves/edits/changes.
A possible workaround if you don't want to use groups, is to use layers instead. In the Objects panel you can lock layers you don't want to be selectable, then Ctrl+A(select all) will only select ...
Answer sourced from MangaHelpers forum thread by nzz
Assuming the selection is already made:
Select the Magic Wand tool.
Right click the canvas and select "Make work path" with a tolerance of 0.5.
Select the Pen tool.
Ctrl + left click the canvas to deselect all paths.
Ctrl + left click the outermost path that makes up the selection you want.
From here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/shortcut-for-quot-select-visible-pixels-quot/m-p/2434220#M8305
Ctrl+clicking (Cmd + click on Mac) on the layer thumbnail works just make sure that you do it on the thumbnail itself
In Photoshop use the Pen Tool to make a shape. Make sure you set the Pen Tool to "Shape" in the tool options along the top.
Note: in Illustrator, you would also use the Pen Tool for this. In Illustrator all vector objects are shapes (closed paths), or open paths. There's no specific "shape" setting.
Holding the Ctrl switches almost any tool to Move Tool, Alt-modifier of the Move Tool allows to duplicate current layer/selection — voilà the theory.
There are a lot of shortcuts like that: holding Alt while opening adjustment dialogs (like Levels or Curves) opens the dialog window with the last used settings; holding Alt while using Free Transform applies ...
As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to limit Select > Same to a specific artboard.
However, you can lock everything else first.
There is a somewhat hidden shortcut....
Select all objects on the artboard you want to use
Hold the Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt+Shift keys and hit the 2. This command will "lock others", i.e. anything not selected....