Basic Selection Tools

Selection tools let you specify an editing area on an image. The selected area is marked by a dotted outline. Within this area tools, effects, and adjustments will be applied. You can move the selection outline in the image - place the cursor inside the selected area and drag.

Basic Selections Tools in AliveColors:

Hold Shift to make a square or a circle and to draw a perfectly vertical/horizontal line.


The basic tool settings are shown in the Tool Options panel above the Image Window. To display the full list of parameters, press the tool icon in the Tool Options panel, or right-click the image.

Parameters (may vary depending on the tool):

Click the Default button to reset the settings to their original values.


Using the Refine Edges feature you can quickly adjust edges of selections.

To create and manipulate selections, you can also use the standard commands.

All selections are displayed in the Selections Panel.