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Chapter 2. Selection Primer > Adding to a Selection

Adding to a Selection

To add to an existing selection, either click on the second icon on the far left of the options bar (it looks like two little boxes overlapping each other) or hold down the Shift key when you start making the new selection. You must press the key before you start the selection; you can release it as soon as you've clicked the mouse button (Figures 2.42 to 2.44). If you press it too late, the original selection will be lost. Let's say, for example, you would like to select multiple round objects. One way would be to use the Elliptical Marquee tool multiple times while holding down the Shift key. But you might find it easier to use the choice available in the options bar because then you don't have to remember to keep any keys held down.

Figure 2.42. The original selection. (©2005 Stockbyte, www.stockbyte.com)



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