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When I use the selection paintbrush to draw an outline around the perimeter of an object (e.g. the outside edge of the head of a person), is there an easy way to fill in the interior of the selection to thereby have the entire object selected (e.g. the entire head)? I know I can change to a larger brush and just fill in the selection, but I wondered if there would be some sort of button command to fill it in (like a paint bucket fill of some sort) I will appreciate any tips -- thanks in advance, Rich...

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    Default How to fill in a selection, please

    When I use the selection paintbrush to draw an outline around the perimeter of an object (e.g. the outside edge of the head of a person), is there an easy way to fill in the interior of the selection to thereby have the entire object selected (e.g. the entire head)?
    I know I can change to a larger brush and just fill in the selection, but I wondered if there would be some sort of button command to fill it in (like a paint bucket fill of some sort)
    I will appreciate any tips -- thanks in advance,
    Rich
    Rich Correll Guest

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    Default Re: How to fill in a selection, please

    Rich,

    If you start out by using the Lasso Tool or the Magnetic Lasso Tool you will be selecting the entire head. You can then go back and refine your selection with the Selection Brush.

    Juergen
    JuergenDirrigl Guest

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    Default Re: How to fill in a selection, please

    thanks very much Juergen -- that's a good suggestion -- i hate using the lasso tool cause it is hard to control but you are saying just make a rough outline first then refine it with the paintbrush selection tool.

    Is there any other way to do it though by starting with the paintbrush outline and doing some sort of "bingo" quickie to fill in the interior?

    thanks again
    Rich
    Rich Correll Guest

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    Default Re: How to fill in a selection, please

    Rich,

    You do know that after choosing a selection brush you can use the "slider"
    and make it big.... Default hard brush only goes to 19 in the drop down so
    set it and then use slider to change to 500 or even 1000. Then you can
    "select" large pieces....fast! (one click).

    The slider is hidden under the "size" and can be viewed by clicking the
    right pointing arrow.

    I often use a square brush for making selections. (click down arrow beside
    example of brush selection and then down arrow where it says default
    brushes).

    Pete



    Pete D Guest

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