How to make and refine a simple selection

Selections are an effective and quick way of isolating parts of your image to make changes, corrections or simply move them. Especially if you don’t work in many layers, Selection tools can be and easy way to edit parts of your image. In Corel Painter, you can choose from a variety of Selection tools such as Rectangular, Oval, Lasso, Polygonal, Magic Wand and Selection Brush.

From the toolbar on the left, select the Lasso Selection.

Create a selection around the object you want to isolate by dragging the Lasso Selection tool around it. It does not need to be perfect. Under View in the property bar above, turn on Overlay option to visualize the selected area more clearly.

Choose Add or Subtract mode from the property bar to add more or subtract from the selected area. You can also do so with shortcut keys: SHIFT to add and ALT / OPT to subtract.

Another way to refine your selected area is by using a Selection brush found on the toolbar, property bar or in the Brush Selector

Choose the Soft or Hard Selection brush and using Add or Subtract (SHIFT or ALT/OPT) paint the areas near the selection that you want to include or remove.  

Once you are satisfied with the selection, you can perform various function such as Delete, Copy paste to new layer, Fill, add Effects, Transform and more.

 To remove or cancel a selection, click CTRL +D / COMMAND + D or click the Remove all selections from document button on the property bar. 

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