PhotoPad Photo Editor Tutorial | Selection Tools
This video will show you how to use the Selection Tools in PhotoPad Photo Editing Software, including Rectangular Selection, Magic Wand, Lasso, Invert Selection, Select All, and Fill Selection tools.
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The selection tools in PhotoPad allow you to select a portion of a picture or the entire image.
The selection tools are located on the Select tab. The rectangle and oval selection tools are on the left. Use the mouse to click on a point in the picture, then drag to create a rectangular or oval selection. If your selection is not quite perfect, simply click and drag again to create a new selection. This is really all you need to know to use the selection tools. Continue listening if you would like additional details on each tool.
One possible use of the rectangular selection tool is to create a border. Right-click on the selection, then select Invert Selection from the menu. Now click the Fill button and choose a color, opacity and hardness. Click on the image with your mouse to remove the selection.
Use the Polygon Selection tool to create a polygonal selection. Create an anchor point by clicking on the image. Move the mouse to a second point and click again. Continue doing this until you have finished your selection. To finish the selection, either click on the first anchor point again, or double click with your mouse.
The Free Form selection tool follows your mouse. Click the left mouse button and hold it down while you make your selection. When you release the left mouse button, the selection will complete.
To create a duplicate of your selection, use copy and paste in the Edit menu or the shortcuts, Ctrl C and Ctrl V. The duplicate of your selection will appear as an overlay on the picture.
The Magnet tool follows lines of contrast in your image. Click to create your first anchor point, then, follow the line that you want to select, you will need to create multiple anchor points for it to work optimally.
The final selection tool is the Magic Wand. Use the magic wand to select all adjacent areas with a similar color. For example, you can select the sky in this image. Change the color sensitivity to include a broader or narrower color range in your selection. Moving the slider to the left will be very precise in the color range. Moving the slider to the right will select similar adjacent colors.
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