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How do I find the size of a selection in pixels in CC?

Jul 22, 2013 5:55 PM

Title says it all. First post. Hope it works.

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jul 22, 2013 6:43 PM   in reply to tepor

    Interesting.  I hadn't realised that the Info panel held that information.  For anyone else who takes a look-see, you can just about see the tiny drop-down next to the cross to the left of the panel, where you can set units.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:15 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    Trevor.Dennis wrote:

     

    Interesting.  I hadn't realised that the Info panel held that information.  For anyone else who takes a look-see, you can just about see the tiny drop-down next to the cross to the left of the panel, where you can set units.

    I do not see what either of you are writing. What I see is the bounds of the active select marching ants.  In this screen capture layer 2 has a 10PX by 10PX black square so 100PX.  I use the lasso to to select all the pixels in that layer black 10x10PX square. I was not careful just wanted to get the all. The info panel shows the bounds of my ruff selection to be 105 PX wide and 133 PX high. I see nothing to indicate the there are 100 px selected and nothing about any feathering.But then I don't have CC. For some reason insert image is not working for me???

    info.jpg

    Its working from IE now not Chrome??

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:22 PM   in reply to JJMack

    Are we at cross purposes JJ? This image file is 1500 x 1000 pixels, and has 50% guides.  If you expand it, you can see the top left quadrant is selected, and the Info panel shows 750 x 500.  I have activated the drop down for clarification sake, which is a wee bit ironic as it has obscured the fact that the area under the drop down shows the XY cursor coordinates.  'twas only the selection size information that I was not aware of.  It's exactly the same in CC and CS6

     

     

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:26 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    Ahhh...It never ocurred to me that it could work in anything but a rectangular selection, but it does.  Just gives max pixel dimension for an iregular selection

     
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  • JJMack
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:43 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    And the selection can be feathered. This screen capture shows the bounds to be the same as the canvas size the selected area is a triangle and feathered.

    bounds.jpg

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jul 23, 2013 4:10 AM   in reply to tepor

    The strange thing, is having just discovered this feature after 20 years using Photoshop, and the same day I find a use for it scaling objects between documents.  It was actually really usefull.

     
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  • JJMack
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    Jul 23, 2013 4:44 AM   in reply to tepor

    Why limit yourself to rectangle.

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