Removing sections from a selection

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When making a selection, sometimes you grab areas you don’t want. When this happens, instead of redoing your selection, use Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook Remove. This way, all you need to select are the areas you don’t want to remove them from the selection.

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Removing sections from a selection in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

  1. Once you’ve made a selection, tap Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for the Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want deselected.

NOTE: If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.

NOTE: Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? 

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

Removing sections from a selection in Sketchbook for mobile devices

If you want to delete a selection, you can use Remove icon Remove or Cut Cut.

Using Remove in Sketchbook for mobile devices

  1. Once you made a selection, tap Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want deselected.

NOTE: If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.

NOTE: Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? 

  1. Tap Finished selection icon to accept the changes or X to decline.

Using Cut in Sketchbook for mobile devices

  1. Make a selection.

NOTE: If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.

  1. If the Layer Editor isn't open, tap   to open it.
  2. Tap-hold the layer with the selected content to access the Layer Menu.

Layer Menu

  1. Tap Cut Cut.

Removing sections from a selection in Sketchbook for Windows 10

When making a selection, sometimes you grab areas you don’t want. When this happens, instead of redoing your selection, use Remove icon Remove. This way, all you need to select are the areas you don’t want and they are removed from the selection.

NOTE: If you just want to delete your selection, use the Cut tool in the Layer Editor.

  1. Once you’ve made a selection, tap Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Sketchbook, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want deselected.

NOTE: If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.

NOTE: Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? 

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