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Manipulating selection areas

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1. Make the selection

2. Press the M key twice to activate the Move Selection Tool :MoveSelectionTool:

3. Grab the nub on the center of the side you want to increase/decrease.

4. Press the arrow keys to drag the nub one pixel at a time.

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There are several ways to do this but no easy one.

I'm miss-using DropShadows Widening feature to create a mask. This way you can increase the area exactly by a pixel value.

  1. There should be. At least via a plugin.
  2. Where do you find the DropShadows Widening feature? I can't find it...
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DropShadow is part of KrisVDM's Plugin Pack



1) Create your start selection

2) Create a new helper layer

3) Fill the selection on the helper layer with a color

4) Deselect !

5) Use Object->Drop Shadow to widen the object

6) Use magic wand to select the new object.

7) Switch back to the original layer and use the new selection

8) Later on remove the helper layer

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  • There should be. At least via a plugin.

Try the first plugin listed in the plugin index.

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