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Hi all - Im new to paint.net and I was wondering - is there a way to hide the currant selection that you are using? This is handy when previewing subtle edge effects. How about saving a selection or creating a work path from one? Again I am new to the app but have been playing with it and it seems like a great program!

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You can "save" a selection by doing the following:

1. Make your selection using normal methods.

2. Create a new layer. ( :AddNewLayer: )

3. Turn Anti-Aliasing off. ( :AntiAliasingOn: :arrow: :AntiAliasingOff: )

4. Make sure that your primary color is not transparent.

5. Fill the selected area using the Backspace key.

6. Clear the checkbox of the new layer to hide it.

Once you're ready to use your selection again:

1. Re-check the checkbox of the layer with your selection on it.

2. Select the Magic Wand tool. ( :MagicWandTool: )

3. Turn its tolerance down to zero.

4. Click anywhere inside the saved selection. (For non-contiguous selections, hold "shift" or change the selection mode to Global)

5. Select whichever layer you want to use the selection on. You may now delete the selection layer, or save it for later use.

It's hacky and takes a few seconds, but once you get the hang of it, it's simple. :-)


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