Ofnuts <ofn...@laposte.net> writes: > On 08/15/2013 11:15 AM, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer wrote: >> Say you've zoomed in to start this painstaking freehand selection with >> lots and lots of points, and when you get to the end, nothing gets >> selected. Then you notice that, once again, you had done a Select All >> some time ago (invisible because you zoomed in) and forgotten to Select >> None before clicking the lasso. >> >> What do people do to avoid this? (I know the obvious answer is "remember >> to check what your selection is all the time", but that's seriously >> flow-disruptive.) > > People don't do anything because having a "Select all" or any > previously existing selection doesn't prevent a freehand selection (or > any other kind of selection), which will replace the existing > selection(*). What often happens is that the person forgets s/he > turned off the "marching ants", so as soon as the selection is > completed, all indication of selection disappears. while the selection > is indeed there (display it with the quick mask or with Ctrl-T). > > (*) or add/substract/intersect with it depending on key combos when > starting the tool. Of course if you shift-click (asking for addition) > with an existing full selection, you will get the full selection.
Sorry, forgot to mention, I typically have the "add to selection" button on. It's a lot more pleasant to use when doing large freehand selections than having to hold the shift button, and avoids that other dangerous situation where your shift-clicking finger starts fatiguing and you let go for a click and the dots start looking weird and you hit return to just add what you've got and the old selection is all gone. -- Kevin Brubeck Unhammer GPG: 0x766AC60C
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