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If I build up a complex selection, how can I save and restore it later?

Currently I am creating an extra letter and doing a paint bucket fill. Later I can go back and use the magic wand to recover the selection.

It would, however, be more convenient if I could just give the selection a name and save it. This is particularly true if the selection has areas that are not contiguous.


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No, but it can be faked. The easiest way to do so would be, once you've built up the selection, to create a new layer and hit the backspace key to fill that selection on the blank layer with your primary color. Then you can rename the layer, hide it, and go about your business. Once you're ready to get the selection back, just select the magic wand, wand the colored area on your selection layer, and voila! Your selection has returned! :-)


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