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quick selection tool

Photoshop etc has a quick selection tool that allows some damn good cut-outs – this is a main tool that we use here as we do a lot of composits and not all subjects are easy to do with a masking brush – and can take ages compared to doing it in Photoshop with the selection tool alloing you to define edges, marching ants and feathering etc.

Is there anyway this tool could be added to On1 – that way I could do everything I need to do in On1 and could consider ditching PS for good?

9 comments on “quick selection tool”

  1. On January 5, 2018 at 7:03 am Dave Tucker wrote:

    after a year of using On1 – this is the most important add-on that I need for my workflow and is a tool that would enable me to ditch PS for good.

  2. On January 29, 2018 at 7:38 am David Price wrote:

    There is already a very effective ‘quick selection’ tool in Layers, fingers crossed it will soon migrate from Layers to Effects.
    PS, the quick selection tool in Layers doesn’t use marching ants, but you can select a narrow line and use the Ctrl + Click method, just as you can in Photoshop.

    1. On January 29, 2018 at 11:26 am Dave Tucker replied:

      David – thanks for the comment – there is not one as good as PS I’m afraid. Nor is there an accurate one that will work to non-straight edges like the quick-mask tool in Photoshop does.
      I have been using these tools for many years and unfortunately On1 has not mastered this yet – although I am sure they will do one day.
      Thanks anyway

  3. On March 14, 2018 at 3:13 pm chris_benyon@hotmail.com wrote:

    Dear Dave T

    But even early 15+ year old versions of paintshop pro have a “magic wand” which I find enormously useful and sadly lacking in ON PR. It allows easy addition and subtraction of elements to make selections dead easy.

    I wholeheartedly agree with those who want this or similar feature.

  4. On March 12, 2019 at 11:17 am Alex Rentzis wrote:

    Please hurry and implement this. A lasso/quick selection is needed for my Architectural photography composites.

  5. On May 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm Paul Szudzik wrote:

    I bought 2019.5 Raw to transition out of Photoshop, Helicon Focus and Photomatix, but I am being held up by the lack of a quick selection tool like PS has. I spend a lot of time making selections, then cutting them out for use in my drafting programs.. I have had success with the HDR stacking.. so great news.. but really felt the quick select tool and cut not easy to find here

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