first, thanks for the help from those who replied (Liam: hilarious)
> I usually click with a selection tool on any area outside the active
> But this isn't always fast to do. For example another tool may be
> currently selected, or the selection method may be set to addition,
> subtraction or intersection.
you hit the issue on the head. all of this is not very fast,
except ctrl-shift-a, but that is a shortcut. also the tool
changing feels awkward, and is simply likely if one has operated
on the selected pixels.
what I am missing is a direct way to end the selection state.
- like a close box [x] on the top-right of the marching ants
- or (another shortcut actually) press <esc> (may be taken in some
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http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture
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