The Pixel selection tools that you'll find here in the bitmap section of the Tools panel enable you to draw selection marquees that define the area of selected pixels. For example, here I have the Rectangular marquee, underneath that I have the Oval marquee. If I take the Rectangular marquee and draw a rectangular marquee on my stage, I can then manipulate, move, add to this, or base another selection on this selection. I can also edit the pixels inside the selection, apply filters to the pixels, or erase pixels without affecting the pixels beyond the selection. That's really the key here, is if you want to isolate your editing to let's say this wine glass. I can for example, take the eraser tool, and notice that I'm erasing and I'm only erasing those pixels within that marquee. Likewise, I can paint, and I'm only affecting the pixels within that marquee. You can even apply filters. Let's go ahead and blur just that section within the marquee. Let's go ahead and add more blur, so you can really see the difference. That's actually not very obvious. Let's add some noise. That'll be obvious. Notice that I'm only adding Noise within that marquee. So you can edit pixels in a bitmap over an entire canvas without selecting anything, or you can select one of the Selection tools here, draw a selection on that canvas, and limit, or constrain, your editing to a particular area of the image in this way. The bitmap Selection tools are going to take you a little bit more time to master and learn than the regular vector Selection tools up here that I covered in the previous movie. Although the Marquee tool is pretty straightforward; it selects a rectangular area of pixels in an image. The Oval Marquee tool selects an elliptical area of pixels in an image. Notice that I can also delete portions of my pixels underneath that selection. Let's edit, Undo that. The Lasso tool, adjacent to the Oval and Rectangular Marquee tools, is probably one of those tools that does take some practice to master. The Lasso tool selects a Free form area of pixels in an image, and usually the way you'll use this is zoom way in to that image. You can press the Escape key to delete that selection, and then zoom in, take the Lasso tool, and then very carefully draw a selection around the bottle. Where it gets a little bit tricky, is you can use keyboard combinations with the Lasso tool to refine your selections. For example, generally I'll do a rough selection, and then I'll hold down the Alt key, or the Shift key to add or remove portions of that selection. Notice that I'm holding down the Shift key, and you can see perhaps right there a plus sign next to the Lasso icon, my cursor. You can use this tool to add additional parts to that selection that I maybe missed in my first pass through. Now you can see that I have got too much selection over here, so I can hold down the Alt key and notice that now my cursor has a negative sign, and now I can remove parts of those selections. So by using these two tools, and zooming in, even with a shaky hand I can really refine my selection there. Notice that the way this works is that when I'm adding selection I want to start in an area that's already selected, move into an unselected area, and then end anywhere out here within the selection and let go of my mouse, and now I have a nice accurate selection there. So let's go ahead and demonstrate this a little bit further by zooming into this area that is over-selected. Take my Lasso tool, hold down the Alt key, start anywhere out here where it's not selected, move into an area of selection, and then end anywhere out here that's not selected, and now I have a nice, pretty good, accurate selection there. Sometimes what I do is I'll press the Delete key to see exactly how I'm doing with my selection, Undo it and then I can tell that I'm missing some pixels over here, so then I just hold down the Shift key here and add more to that selection. Actually I deselected that selection so I want to go back and Undo, and there's my selection back. Press the Delete key, you can see that I still have it selected. Let's try that again. Hold down the Shift key and then add that selection back, like so. So let me go ahead and double-click on the magnifying glass to bring my bitmap image to 100 percent, press the Escape key to remove that selection. Now I have the Polygon lasso tool. This selects a straight-edged free-form selection of pixels, so if you have rectangular or straight-edged objects like this ice-bowl here for the Champaign, this is a good way to get an initial, pretty accurate selection. And notice that it's kind of snapping to the edges there, too, so I can use this tool; I'm double-clicking at the end there to end that selection, so I can use this tool to get a pretty good approximation of my selection, and then zoom in and use the Lasso tool to fine tune that selection. The Magic Wand is probably the most complicated tool of all. It selects an area of similarly colored pixels in an image and notice down here in the Properties Inspector you have a Tolerance setting. If you set the tolerance all the way up to 256 it selects the entire image. If you select 1, which is the lowest number, it only selects one color there, that's just one color, so normally what you'll do is set a moderate value, like 35 and test out. Let's say I want to just select that ice bucket there, and I'm a little bit close, but not quite, so I'll raise this from 34 to maybe 39, and click on it again. You can also hold down the Shift key like you did with the Lasso tool and increase your selection. That's too much there, so with the Lasso tool selected, click once. I have some of the picture selected, hold the Shift key down, and now I have more of that picture selected, and I can continue to hold down the Shift key and click with my Magic Wand to increase the selection. Also, I can increase the Tolerance. Let's increase this to 60, press Escape to delete that current selection, and now notice that I have too much, so 60 is too high, so you just, through a trial and error process, you can get the tolerance level that best matches the color selection that you need to select one individual object in your bitmap image. Let me now move on to the next movie and demonstrate how to transform and distort selected objects, and the selections themselves.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE
BY SUBSCRIBING TO THIS SERVICE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF WHICH SHALL PREVAIL IN GOVERNING YOUR RIGHTS OF USE. BY CLICKING THE "BECOME A MEMBER" BUTTON, THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY LICENSING THE PRODUCT ("YOU") IS CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY AND IS BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. IF LICENSEE DOES NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE BUTTON INDICATING "BECOME A MEMBER" MUST NOT BE SELECTED, AND LICENSEE MUST NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.
"VTC" refers to Virtual Training Company,
"You" refers to the user or subscriber.
"Software" refers to the VTC training content and software.
2. LICENSE: VTC hereby grants to You a worldwide, non-royalty bearing, non-exclusive license to use the Software according to the provisions contained herein and subject to payment of the applicable subscription fees.
3. RESTRICTIONS: You may not do any of the following:
Save the Software to Your hard disk or other storage
medium; permit others to use the Software except as specified by addendum;
modify, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software; make
derivative works based on the Software; publish or otherwise disseminate
the Software. VTC, Inc., VTC Online University, and the Virtual Training
Company site is owned and operated by VTC, Inc. as a corporation of
All materials on this site are the property of VTC unless otherwise specified. No material from these pages may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of U.S. copyright law and other proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.
4. FEES: The rights granted under this Agreement
are effective only upon payment of the subscription fees, which are
strictly non-refundable other than as expressly provided herein. The
term "monthly subscription" is defined as any 30 day period.
The term "yearly subscription" is defined as one 365 day
period. A yearly subscription ends on the same numerical date as it
began (example July 28, 2004 to July 28, 2005).
The VTC Online University is access to every VTC training tutorial in our library. You pay a flat fee for access to these titles. You are billed according to your renewal selection below, and can renew monthly, yearly, or in any other increment offered. If you choose to be billed monthly, you will be billed every 30 days for the subscription until you request the subscription be cancelled. Our terms of service state that you must cancel a monthly subscription at least two business days before your renewal date. These two days give us enough time to ensure that you will not be charged again.
5. LIMITED WARRANTY: VTC warrants that the Software, if operated as directed, will substantially achieve the functionality described. VTC does not warrant, however, that Your use of the Software will be uninterrupted or that the operation of the Software will be error-free or secure. In addition, the security mechanisms implemented by the Software have inherent limitations, and You must determine that the Software sufficiently meets Your requirements. VTC also warrants that the media containing the Software, if provided by VTC, is free from defects in material from the date You acquired the Software. VTC's sole liability for any breach of this warranty shall be, in VTC's sole discretion: (i) to replace Your defective media or Software; or (ii) to advise You how to achieve substantially the same functionality with the Software as described; or (iii) if the above remedies are impracticable, to refund the subscription fee You paid for the Software. Only if You inform VTC of Your problem with the Software during the applicable subscription period will VTC be obligated to honor this warranty. VTC will use reasonable commercial efforts to repair, replace, advise, or refund pursuant to the foregoing warranty within thirty (30) days of being so notified. If any modifications are made to the Software by You during the warranty period; if the medium is subjected to accident, abuse, or improper use; or if You violate the terms of this Agreement, then this warranty shall immediately terminate. This warranty shall not apply if the Software is used on or in conjunction with hardware or software other than the unmodified version of hardware and software with which the Software was designed to be used as described.
THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY, AND IT IS THE ONLY WARRANTY MADE BY VTC OR ITS SUPPLIERS. VTC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS. HOWEVER, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE DURATION OF STATUTORILY REQUIRED WARRANTIES, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. MOREOVER, IN NO EVENT WILL WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY LAW, IF ANY, APPLY UNLESS THEY ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY BY STATUTE NOTWITHSTANDING THEIR EXCLUSION BY CONTRACT. NO DEALER, AGENT, OR EMPLOYEE OF VTC IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS, OR ADDITIONS TO THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS: VTC reserves all proprietary rights in and to the Software, is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and by international treaties. VTC, Inc.
Trademark Notice: VTC, Virtual Training Company,
Inc., The VTC Logo, and VTC Online University, are trademarks of VTC,
Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their
The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Copyright © 1995 - 2005 VTC, Inc. All rights reserved.
7. TERMINATION: This Agreement shall automatically terminate if You fail to comply with the restrictions described herein. Your obligations to pay outstanding subscription fees shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL VTC
OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON
FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF
ANY CHARACTER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL,
WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER
COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IN NO EVENT WILL VTC BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT VTC RECEIVED FROM YOU FOR A LICENSE
TO THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF VTC SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY
DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM VTC'S NEGLIGENCE TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS SUCH LIMITATION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
9. Links To Other Materials: Linked sites found at the VTC site are not under the control of VTC, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. VTC may change links based solely on our discretion, and we reserve the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. VTC does not, by linking to sites, endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on its web pages. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
Forums, and Chat are not always screened by VTC, and we are not responsible for the content of any public or open forum content at the site. VTC may change these public forums based solely on our discretion, and we reserve the right to terminate any forum at any time. VTC does not, by allowing these forums, endorse companies or products which may be mentioned in these forums, and reserves the right to note as such on its web pages. If you decide to access any of the public forums in this site, or linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
9. GOVERNING LAW & DISPUTE RESOLUTION: This Agreement is governed by Virginia law. All disputes between You and VTC shall be finally resolved through arbitration in Winchester, Virginia. This site is controlled by VTC from its offices within the United States of America. VTC makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the Materials shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.
VTC may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.
If you have any questions regarding this policy,
or your information specifically,
you may email us at:firstname.lastname@example.org.