On Thu, 8 Jul 2004, Steve Stavropoulos wrote:
> > Imagine a picture of a person's face, but with a solid, closed, black,
> > curve drawn over part of the face.  Is there a semi-automated (e.g.  like
> > magic wand, but not like bezier or lasso where I have to trace the curve
> > with my mouse) way to select the region inside that curve?  (The curve is
> > not an ellipse or rectangle; it can be quite convoluted but it doesn't
> > intersect itself.)
> > 
>  You could first select just the curve with the magic wand ("select
> continuous regions") and then Select -> Save to channel. Then on the
> channel, select the inner area (with the magic wand again) and you
> have your selection.

Thank you!  Unfortunately, the magic wand is unable to select the inner 
area; if I could have done that it would have solved my problem right 
there.  Or is it something special about channels (I guess I don't 
understand why you advise me to save to a channel really...)?

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