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Trying to use the Ellipse Select Tool, to gloss text, after selecting the tool and selecting intersection I then hold down the left mouse key to form the ellipse...but when i release the left mouse button  the ellipse dissapears so naturally i cannot complete the gloss. 

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Welcome to the forum DefendSpan :D

 

Intersection selection mode retains the overlapping areas between two (or more) selections.  You shouldn't need to use this mode for a basic elliptical selection.  Choose the default Replace mode and simply click & drag to form the elliptically shaped selection. 

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Maybe this question has the same answer but I am confused. In the older version I used to be able to make an ellipse using the Draw Shape Outline mode and hold the shift key to drag the outline straight down. Is there a bug in the way this works in 4.0.3 or am I missing something?

 

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In either case, SHIFT forces the ellipse shape/selection to be circular.

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Skull, is right though, there is a difference in shape behaviour, the shape tool needs to be dragged diagonally when holding shift to create a circle, previously straight down worked.

 

And all the time I thought it was just me ............ I preferred the old way ;)

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Shift does not do what it used to do when you make a round shaped outline. Instead of being able to line it up on a center line, you now have to drag it diagonally because shift does nothing and lining it up or adjusting the thickness is very near impossible.

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