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Where's the Select Object Tool?

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No, really. The first thing I do with any new drawing tool is

1. Draw a square.

2. Select the square.

3. Begin tweaking the square's properties--stroke width and color, fill, pattern, etc.

So how do you select the object you just drew? All I'm seeing is 'select an area' tools, which of course won't work for adjusting a specific drawing object.

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Draw your objects on separate layers. That way, you don't even have to select the objects to tweak properties.

It sounds like you have been using vector drawing programs a lot. If you've ever tried a raster drawing program like paint.net, you would know that everything works in pixels and not objects. Once you draw an object, it is converted to pixels and becomes part of the picture. The properties of that object will not be remembered and cannot be adjusted the way you are thinking.

If you don't like what you just read, how's this: raster image programs allow for more sophisticated filters than vector images. You can make much cooler-looking pictures in raster editors. If that still doesn't help, I would recommend you check out inkscape (if you haven't already).

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

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As pdnnoob stated, always draw objects on their own layer. Once you've done that, you can do this:

1. Activate the Magic Wand tool :MagicWandTool:

2. Click anywhere in the layer NOT covered by your object.

3. Invert the selection with Ctrl + I

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