Creating pixel selections

Pixel selections can be created for focused editing of specific pixel regions. Selection boundaries are defined depending on whether individual pixels are included or excluded.

You can create a pixel selection using the Selection Brush or Marquee Selection tools or base it on a layer. Selections created using the Marquee tools align to individual pixels.

Once your selection has been created, you can invert it so all included pixels are excluded and vice versa.

Selection Brush To paint a pixel selection:
  1. From the Tools panel, select the Selection Brush Tool.
  2. Adjust the settings on the context toolbar.
  3. Drag on your page.
Rectangular Marquee Tool Elliptical Marquee Tool Row Marquee Tool Column Marquee Tool To create a pixel selection using a Marquee Selection tool:
  1. From the Tools panel, select the Rectangular, Elliptical, Row or Column Marquee Tool.
  2. Adjust the settings on the context toolbar.
  3. Drag on your page.
Freehand Selection To draw a pixel selection:
  1. From the Tools panel, select the Freehand Selection Tool.
  2. On the context toolbar, choose a selection Type.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • With Freehand selected, drag on the page to draw the edge of the selection and release to close the selection.
    • With Polygon selected, click to define the beginning of the selection and then click for every change in direction.
    • With Magnetic selected, click to define the beginning of the selection and then click to place a custom node position. Automatic nodes will be placed along distinct image edges as the cursor moves.
  4. Double-click to close the selection (Polygon and Magnetic only).
To create a pixel selection from a layer:
To remove a pixel selection:
To invert a marquee selection:

SEE ALSO: