Free-Hand Selection


Free-Hand Selection allows hand drawn selection areas. Simply click and drag with Button1 to create a free-hand selection area.

Free-Hand Selection Tool Options

Free-Hand Selection Settings


The Feather slider sets the amount of feathering to create around the rendered selection area. Feathering softens the edge of the selection by the specified number of pixels. See also: Feather Selection .


The Antialiasing button toggles the rendering of aliased edges on the selection boundary. Aliasing produces smoother curves and angles and is recommended for most uses.

Additional Information

Default Keyboard Shortcut: F

Key modifiers:

  • Ctrl is used to subtract from existing selections.

  • Alt is used to move an existing selection.

  • Shift is used to add to existing selections.

  • Shift-Ctrl is used to produce selection intersections. This is also known as union selections.


When moving selections beyond the boundaries of the image, the selection area will be cropped to the image area. Selections cannot exist outside image areas. Selection movements and changes are kept in the undo history just in case.