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Modify your selection

In the Options bar, you have some great settings for modifying the selection. Experiment with these! They are hugely useful.

  1. New selection. This option is chosen by default.

    When you drag to select, existing selections are released. To add to a selection, hold down the Shift key as you drag multiple selections.

    To subtract from a selection, hold down the Option key (PC: Alt key) as you drag.

  2. Add to selection. Select this icon, then drag to select something. Each dragged selection is added to existing selections. You can make two or more separate selections this way, or you can overlap an existing selection to add to it.

  3. Subtract from selection. Select this icon, then drag a shape to deselect part of an existing selection.

  4. Intersect the selection. This selects only where the new selection intersects with the original selection.

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