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Making selections

Participant ,
May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

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Whenever I have made selection with the pen tool in the past, the selection creates a new layer of the selected area only.  Suddenly, having made the selection, the new layer includes the entire image, not just the selected portion.  I am forced to add the step of selecting the inverse to isolate only the selected area.

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Community Expert , May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

@Tom Goodman in screenshot 1 you have Subtract Front Shape selected, select Combine Shapes instead

2024-05-11 15_43_55-car.jpg @ 50% (RGB_8#) _.png

2024-05-11 15_48_12-car.jpg @ 50% (RGB_8#) _.png

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May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

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Could you show a screenshot of the selection with the layers panel?

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May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

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Attached are four screenshots showing four stages of selection using pen tool.

1-use pen tool to make selection.

2-Bring up dialog box to make selection

3-make selection

4-note selection chooses entire image.  I don't have entire image visible so you can see the details, but note the right edge of the frame is included in selecton.  The entire image is selected

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May 11, 2024 May 11, 2024

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@Tom Goodman in screenshot 1 you have Subtract Front Shape selected, select Combine Shapes instead

2024-05-11 15_43_55-car.jpg @ 50% (RGB_8#) _.png

2024-05-11 15_48_12-car.jpg @ 50% (RGB_8#) _.png

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Thanks.  I must have accidentally moved that choice because it has never happened in more years than I can count.  Your answer was the solution and I am grateful to you.

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