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Making a straight line with free Select Tool?

Mar 12, 2012, 13:23
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Making a straight line with free Select Tool?
Is there a trick/tip to making a straight line with Free Select Tool?
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Mar 12, 2012, 13:38
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RE: Making a straight line with free Select Tool?
Yes.... instead of press-move-release, use press-release (ie, short click), move, and press-release again. And if you keep the Control key down, the straight lines will be at "constrained angles" (multiples of 15° from horizontal/vertical).

If you need very good control of your straight lines, it may be easier (because you can move/adjust the summits afterwards) to use the Path tool (Path) to create a path and then transform the path into a selection.

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Mar 12, 2012, 16:04
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RE: Making a straight line with free Select Tool?
Thanks for your reply.
Can you tell me what "press-move-release" is?
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Mar 12, 2012, 17:14
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RE: Making a straight line with free Select Tool?
(Mar 12, 2012 16:04)chrisj Wrote:  Thanks for your reply.
Can you tell me what "press-move-release" is?
-Depress left mouse button
- Move mouse long desired selection
- Release left mouse button
(aka dragging the mouse with left button pressed)

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