How to master the Automatic Selection tool in Procreate

How to master the Automatic Selection tool in Procreate


In this video we’re going to open our Selection tool and take a closer look at the Automatic Selection mode. We’re going to select all of the sky in this image. We can tap to add an area to our overall selection, and tapping like this we’ll use the current selection threshold. As we can see, we’ve only managed to grab a little of this area, and there is a slight gradient to the sky here. So this time we’ll hold where we’d like to select, and we can now drag left and right, and adjust the threshold. This determines the spill amount of our selection. Once we lift away and commit our selection, that new threshold amount will be remembered as the default for next time, which works very well here, as we’re selecting very similar areas. If we make any mistakes, we can undo any of these steps with a two-finger tap. We’ll quickly go around and grab the rest of this stuff. Couple more. Looking good. Another sneaky one there that almost got away. Automatic Selection can be used in combination with any of the other Selection Modes. Once we’re done making our selections, we can just tap any of our tools and start working within our selected area. [Music]

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