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How to remove sections from a selection

When making a selection, sometimes you grab areas you don’t want. When this happens, instead of redoing your selection, use Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Autodesk SketchBook Remove. This way, all you need to select are the areas you don’t want to remove them from the selection.

Removing sections from a selection in Autodesk SketchBookRemoving sections 2 from a selection in Autodesk SketchBook

Removing sections from a selection in SketchBook for Desktop

  1. Once you’ve made a selection, tap Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Autodesk SketchBook, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for the Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want de-selected.

    If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.


    Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? See How to use your selection like a mask for more information.

  2. Tap Tap this to exit the Selection mode in the Windows 10 version of Autodesk SketchBook to accept the changes and exit the tool.

Removing sections from a selection in SketchBook for Mobile

For SketchBook v.4.0 or above users

  1. Once you made a selection, tap Replace iconRemove icon, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want de-selected.

    If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.


    Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? See How to use your selection like a mask for more information.

  2. Tap Finished selection icon to accept the changes or X to decline.

For SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below users

When making a selection, sometimes you grab areas you don’t want. When this happens, instead of redoing your selection, use Remove icon Remove. This way, all you need to select are the areas you don’t want and they are removed from the selection.

  1. Once you made a selection, tap Selection editing tools icon in the mobile version of SketchBookRemove icon, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want de-selected.

    If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.


    Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? See How to use your selection like a mask for more information.

  2. Tap OK to accept the changes or to decline.

Using Remove in the mobile version of SketchBookSelection area reduced using Remove in the mobile version of SketchBook

Removing sections from a selection in SketchBook for Windows 10

  1. Once you’ve made a selection, tap Remove icon from the Selection tools in the Windows 10 version of Autodesk SketchBook, then either tap-drag to remove sections from it or for Magic Wand selection, tap areas you want de-selected.

    If Magic Wand was selected, decrease the Tolerance to remove pixels to your selection, then tap the canvas again to see the change.


    Did you know that you could use another tool, while still in selection mode? See How to use your selection like a mask for more information.

  2. Tap Tap this to exit the Selection mode in the Windows 10 version of Autodesk SketchBook to accept the changes and exit the tool.
Updated on May 2, 2018

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