Inverting a selection

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Wondering how to use Invert? Say you have a large area to select, using it can save you time and make it easier to make your selection. Just select the smaller area and tap Invert selection icon to change what is selected. This is useful in combination with Add To icon in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook and Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook, especially when doing a fill. Tap Tap this to exit the Selection mode in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook to accept the changes and exit the tool.

The background was selected and the selection was inverted, using Invert selection icon.

Magic Wand selection narrowed using the Tolerance slider in Autodesk Sketchbook

A layer was created and the selection was filled.

Inverted area filled with paint in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook

The Color Burn blend mode was applied to change the color of the birds, but not the background.

Blend Mode used on filled inverted selection in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook

Inverting a selection in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

  1. In the toolbar, tap Select to access an assortment of Selection tools.

Selection tools

  1. Once a selection is made, tap Invert Invert.
  2. Tap Deselect Deselect at the end of the Selection toolbar to modify your selection.

Inverting a selection in Sketchbook for mobile devices

The device you have determines the UI you will see. Follow the instructions for the device you have:

If you are on a handheld device:

  1. In the toolbar, tap Tools icon in the mobile version of Sketchbook, then Select icon and select a tool from the Selection toolbar.

Sketchbook mobile Selection tools

  1. Tap Invert icon Invert to switch the selection. The current unselected content will become the selection, once you’ve tapped Invert. Use this when it’s easier to select what you don’t want.

If you are on a tablet:

  1. In the toolbar, tap Select icon and select a tool from the Selection toolbar.

Selection toolbar on the ipad

  1. Tap Invert icon Invert to switch the selection. The current unselected content will become the selection, once you’ve tapped Invert. Use this when it’s easier to select what you don’t want.

Inverting a selection in Sketchbook for Windows 10

  1. Once you've made a selection, using Select_Icon, tap Invert selection icon Invert to change what is selected.

NOTE: This is useful in combination with Add To icon in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook and Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook, especially when doing a fill.

  1. Tap Tap this to exit the Selection mode in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook to accept the changes and exit the tool.