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Fill selection exactly

Nov 23, 2013, 08:40
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Fill selection exactly
Hi,

i would like to fill a selection exactly with a defined color (full red). I want everything inside the selection to be full red and everything outside to be untouched but I don't managed to do it.

With the bucket, even in normal mode with opacity 100, "fill whole selection", there are still pixels outside the selections that become half red. With the pencil, same story.

What Should I do?
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Nov 23, 2013, 09:20 (This post was last modified: Nov 23, 2013 09:49 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Fill selection exactly
(Nov 23, 2013 08:40)ZodneR Wrote:  Hi,

i would like to fill a selection exactly with a defined color (full red). I want everything inside the selection to be full red and everything outside to be untouched but I don't managed to do it.

With the bucket, even in normal mode with opacity 100, "fill whole selection", there are still pixels outside the selections that become half red. With the pencil, same story.

What Should I do?

This would make a good video tutorial. I'll make one early in the week, but right now here's what you need to do:

1
Make the selection with either Freeselect the free select tool(click points or draw around what you want to select), Ellipseselect ellipse, Rectselect rectangle select tool, or Path paths tool.

The reason for this is that the auto-select tools (fuzzy, by color, sisssors) have the tendency to select pixels outside of your selection if you're not careful.
2
After you have your selection active (marching ants)
Create a new "transparent" layer

3
Then use the Bucketfill bucket fill tool to fill it in with whatever color you specify in the color box.

You may then adjust the opacity of that layer or do whatever you want with it(filterwise)

(small Gif animation on how the above process is done coming soon, steps are there, try it out!)

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Nov 23, 2013, 09:33
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RE: Fill selection exactly
thank you iForStyle007,

I just learned that a selection can be relative, some pixels can be half selected. If I use fyzzy select and uncheck antialiasing, it seems to work.
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Nov 23, 2013, 09:49
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RE: Fill selection exactly
(Nov 23, 2013 09:33)ZodneR Wrote:  thank you iForStyle007,

I just learned that a selection can be relative, some pixels can be half selected. If I use fyzzy select and uncheck antialiasing, it seems to work.

Great XD I was looking for an example image to use for my animation but since you got it I'll save it for when I do my video earlier in the week, glad you got it to work! Smile
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