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Hi all

For some strange reason i can't find a plugin that does inline/inner selection.

the inverse of Outline selection plugin.

anyone know were i can find it or how can i implement it without a plugin.

i have a workaround for simple and not complex selections, using resize

selections etc.. but it takes long time to implement, and it does not work

for complex selection shapes.

thank you

Avi

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Invert selection should do the trick (ctrl+i)

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Invert selection should do the trick (ctrl+i)

Hi

it does not work like that .

if i select a circle, i can't select Invert since it would select all the screen (except the circle)

and if i apply the Outline selection plugin it would paint around the screen too

which is not good.

​I need a better solution.

Avi

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Hi Avi.

I understand your concerns about pdn's method, but he is right.

Invert the selection, outline selection, and then erase what you don't want, or if you're lazy, select the outline with a magic wand and then ctrl+x.

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You can choose the selection combine mode in the toolbar. This makes it much easier to do something like: draw a circle selection, invert it, and then "carve" away the parts you don't want.

Holding down various combinations of Ctrl, Alt, and left vs. right mouse button will also control the combine mode. There is a table at http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/KeyboardMouseCommands.html which lists all these combinations. But in general: left click by itself replaces, left click + Ctrl accumulates (union/add), and left click + Alt removes (exclude). The right mouse button is used for the more esoteric combine modes.

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Invert selection should do the trick (ctrl+i)

Hi

it does not work like that .

if i select a circle, i can't select Invert since it would select all the screen (except the circle)

and if i apply the Outline selection plugin it would paint around the screen too

which is not good.

​I need a better solution.

Avi

The plugin in my pack "Effects > Selection > Outline Selection" has a check mark to "Preserve canvas edges".

So, the instructions given before should work just fine for you.

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Hi All

thank you for the answers :-)

what you all wrote are the methods i use to "solve" this "puzzle" game of selections

peaces .

i remember having such plugin in an old computer i had with photoshop 6 (before CS series)

anyone remember such plugin ? would it work with the .paint.net "ps plugin" plugin ;-)

Rick

1. is there a way that you might add a selection brush?

this would help in the trimming of the selection and allow a more precise control of selections.

(i have a workaround for it using regular brush on a layer but it takes more time)

2. is there a way that you can add the option to resize a selection with a UI or

on the main menu tools line, next to the selection mode option ?

like 60% would reduce the selection size itself by 60 % (around the center of the selection)

this would make it easy to get an accurate size of the selection then use your idea

and subtract it from the larger selection shape.

Thank you

Avi

p.s.

another old man fun, making my idea in to a picture below,

there i used my idea to reduced/resized the selection to 60% with

the ease of a click of a button :-)

selection_resize1.jpg

Edited by avim1968

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The plugin in my pack "Effects > Selection > Outline Selection" has a check mark to "Preserve canvas edges".

So, the instructions given before should work just fine for you.

Hi BoltBait

one of my Favorite plugin maker!

i must say that i looked at my "Outline Selection" and there was no such option.

after checking i found out that after removing all the plugins , (another topic story)

i restored the "wrong" selection plugin not yours.

i replaced the plugins and now i can do what you and pdnnoob said :-)

(it has some draw backs on complex selections but it is much better now !)

thank you

Avi

p.s.

BoltBait, where can i asked you questions about your selection plugin ?

Edited by avim1968

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Hi All

thank you for the answers :-)

what you all wrote are the methods i use to "solve" this "puzzle" game of selections

peaces .

i remember having such plugin in an old computer i had with photoshop 6 (before CS series)

anyone remember such plugin ? would it work with the .paint.net "ps plugin" plugin ;-)

Rick

1. is there a way that you might add a selection brush?

this would help in the trimming of the selection and allow a more precise control of selections.

(i have a workaround for it using regular brush on a layer but it takes more time)

2. is there a way that you can add the option to resize a selection with a UI or

on the main menu tools line, next to the selection mode option ?

like 60% would reduce the selection size itself by 60 % (around the center of the selection)

this would make it easy to get an accurate size of the selection then use your idea

and subtract it from the larger selection shape.

Thank you

Avi

p.s.

another old man fun, making my idea in to a picture below,

there i used my idea to reduced/resized the selection to 60% with

the ease of a click of a button :-)

selection_resize1.jpg

Hi Rick

can you please just comment on my resize selection idea ? (like in the picture)

is it any good? would it be possible to do some day ?

thank you

Avi

Edited by avim1968

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