After making a selection, you can adjust it in various ways — for example, you can move the selection outline, add or subtract from the selection, or resize it.
If you already have a selection and would like to make changes to a different part of an image, you can create a new selection or move the existing selection to the area you want to adjust.
To move a selection outline:
Tip: You can also move a selection using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Pressing an arrow key moves the selection by one pixel in that direction. To move it by ten pixels, press and hold thekey, then press an arrow key.
Inverting a selection deselects all the selected parts of an image and vice versa. To invert a selection, do one of the following:
To deselect any active selections on a canvas, do one of the following:
Adding to a selection adds any new areas you select to your existing selection.
To add to an existing selection, do one of the following:
Change the selection mode to Add in the Tool Options pane.
Press and holdbefore starting to select.
To see the size information when drawing selections, make sure information labels are turned on in the Pixelmator Pro settings.
Subtracting from a selection deselects the areas you draw over, keeping the rest of your existing selection.
To subtract from an existing selection, do one of the following:
Change the selection mode to Subtract in the Tool Options pane.
Press and hold thekey before starting to select.
When using the Intersect selection mode, any currently selected areas you draw over will be kept and any currently selected areas outside your new selection will be removed from the selection.
To intersect an existing selection, do one of the following:
Change the selection mode to Intersect in the Tool Options pane.
Press and hold theand keys before starting to select.
Tip: You can press and hold thekey to constrain the proportions of your selection as you resize it. You can also adjust the selection using the Transform tool. – click the selection and choose Transform Selection from the shortcut menu to do so.
Hiding the selection handles will help avoid accidentally resizing a selection.