Let’s use the selection tool

Using “Select Tool”, you can select part of the picture. At this time, the selected area is called “selection range”.

Using the “Bucket Tool” or “Transform Tool” after creating the “selection range”, you can paint and transform only the picture in the “selection range”.

There are several ways to specify “selection range” in MediBang Paint, so we explain each.

Select Tool

You can select the range as “Rectangle” “Ellipse” “Polygon” shape.

Select Tool
Caption. Select Tool

When you click the “Selection tool” button on the toolbar on the left side of the main window, you can select the selection method from “Rectangle” “Ellipse” “Polygon”.

Setting to round the corner, selection from the center, fixing the aspect ratio is the same usage as “Fill tool”.

Tips

To cancel the selection range, you can select “Select” → “Deselect” in the menu or “Deselect” button on the tool bar at the top of the main window.

Tips

With the selected range created, if you execute “Edit” → “Crop” in the menu, the canvas is cropped to the size of the selection range.

Lasso Tool

If you use “Lasso Tool”, you can create a selection by freehand.

Lasso Tool
Caption. Lasso Tool
Tips

If you already have a selection range, you can add a selection by holding down the Shift key and creating a selection range. Hold down the Ctrl key and cut the selection.

When selecting the selection range of (2) while pressing Shift for the selection range of (1)
Caption. When selecting the selection range of (2) while pressing Shift for the selection range of (1)
When selecting the selection range of (2) while holding down Ctrl for the selection range of (1)
Caption. When selecting the selection range of (2) while holding down Ctrl for the selection range of (1)

MagicWand Tool

Using “MagicWand Tool”, you can create a selection automatically along the part surrounded by a line and color form.

MagicWand Tool
Caption. MagicWand Tool

When “MagicWand Tool” is selected, the toolbar for “MagicWand Tool” is displayed at the top of the main window.

'MagicWand Tool' toolbar
Caption. 'MagicWand Tool' toolbar

How to use this toolbar is the same as the “Bucket Tool” toolbar.

SelectPen Tool

“SelectPen Tool” allows you to specify the selection range by hand drawn.

“SelectPen Tool” is convenient when you want to select details that are difficult to specify with “Shape”, “Lasso”, “MagicWand”, etc. since the painted place is the selection range intact.

SelectPen Tool
Caption. SelectPen Tool

Automatically create selection range based on drawing content

By using “Select” → “Create selection from Layer / Opacity” or “Create selection from Layer / Brightness”, you can create a selection based on the picture drawn on the layer .

Caption. "Where

Modify selection

You can erase the selection by using “SelectEraser Tool”.

SelectEraser Tool
Caption. SelectEraser Tool

It can be erased with the sense of drawing a line, so it is convenient when you repair small parts.

Expanding selection and contraction

It is also possible to expand / contract the specified selection range.
With the range selected, please select “Select” -> “Expand” or “Contract” of the menu.

Expanding selection and contraction
Caption. Expanding selection and contraction

Since both dialogs are displayed, please input the number of pixels to be expanded / contracted and click “OK”.

Expansion and contraction setting dialog
Caption. Expansion and contraction setting dialog

Invert and unselect selection

To invert the selection range and the selection range, select “Select” → “Inverse” in the menu with the selection range specified.

Also, if you want to cancel the selection range, please select “Deselect” above.

Invert and deselect selection
Caption. Invert and deselect selection
Tips

By unchecking “Select” → “Highlight Outside” in the menu, you can erase the color (purple) around the selection area.

Let’s try it

Let’s actually use the selected range.

Please download the sample first and open it.

Where opened
Caption. Where opened

From here, I will clip the medi-chan to heart-shaped.

Select the “Heart” layer and let’s select inside the heart with “MagicWand Tool”. Please refer to “MagicWand tool” to “Layer”.

Heart shaped selection range was made.
Caption. Heart shaped selection range was made.

When you invert the selection by “Select” → “Inverse” in the menu, the outside of the heart is selected.

Inverted and outside of the heart was selected
Caption. Inverted and outside of the heart was selected

In this state, you can select “medi-chan” layer, and from menu “layer” → “clear” you can erase only the outside of the heart. (If you perform an operation such as clearing a layer while creating a selection range, it will be reflected only within the selected range.)

The state of extinguishing the outside of the heart
Caption. The state of extinguishing the outside of the heart
Point

Even when you change the layer to be selected, the selection range remains unchanged, so you can use the selection made using “MagicWand” on another layer.

Finally, if you cancel the selection range and delete the “heart” layer, it is the finished “medi-chan” image clipped out in the shape of a heart.

Heart shaped Medi-chan
Caption. Heart shaped Medi-chan