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In both PS and Gimp you have the ability to shrink or grow a selection . This is very useful for precision work where the next layer needs to be only 1 or 2 pixels bigger/smaller than the original selection. I know it`s possible to adjust the selection in PDN using :MoveSelectionTool: but it would be better and more accurate to have a shrink/grow tool, or plug in.

Would this be possible in PDN?

 

 

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A better way is Pyrochild's Outline Object program, though it's still just a workaround.

 

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The big advantage of having a shrink option is when you have a complex shape that needs to be shrunk the same amount all the way around. It`s so much easier and more accurate than any work around.I guess we can only hope it is added sometime in the future.

 

 

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For shrinking selection there is a work around.

Hint: Make selection--feather selection--deselect--reselect.

understand? or need more?

:idea: Now there's another perfect PDN Tips and Tricks. I hadn't thought of that before, and it actually makes sense now I think about it. I'm sure you are referring to BoltBait's Selection Feathering, correct? (I'm referring to Effect>Selection>Feather).

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A similar method to Ashs' is to use the Outline Selection plugin: viewtopic.php?p=179417#p179417

Define the selection

Run the plugin to create a border around the inside of selection

Redefine the selection

This will only work to shrink the selection. From reading the thread, outlinine the outside of a selection is still in development.

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For shrinking selection there is a work around.

Hint: Make selection--feather selection--deselect--reselect.

understand? or need more?

:idea: Now there's another perfect PDN Tips and Tricks. I hadn't thought of that before, and it actually makes sense now I think about it. I'm sure you are referring to BoltBait's Selection Feathering, correct? (I'm referring to Effect>Selection>Feather).

Correct.

A similar method to Ashs' is to use the Outline Selection plugin: viewtopic.php?p=179417#p179417

Define the selection

Run the plugin to create a border around the inside of selection

Redefine the selection

This will only work to shrink the selection. From reading the thread, outlinine the outside of a selection is still in development.

Hmm, I'm not understanding this method...

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