How To: Use Galaxy Note Image Editing Selection Tool

Posted on Feb 29 2012 - 6:57pm by Brian

The Samsung Galaxy Note gives you Photoshop-esque abilities, right in the palm of your hand. This means you can do things like select portions of 1 photograph and move them to another–quite remarkable. Here’s how:

1. Navigate to the image you would like to work with, and select edit

2.  Select the selection tool from the menu on the left, and choose 1 of 3 selection methods and press “New selection”

  • Magnetic Selection – like the magic wand tool in Photoshop, this allows you to select an image based on its color:

  • Lasso Selection – this method allows you to draw a shape and the interior of the shape will be your selection:

  • Brush Selection – allows you to fill the area that you would like to have selected:

For this example I will use the magnetic selection tool

3. Say I want to select the white portion of the cup–begin going along the edges of the cup, using the cursor to aim your line. The magnetic tool will automatic try and follow along the edge of the cup. Once you complete your selection, it will fill the interior:

4. If you need more than 1 brush stroke to make your selection, you can continue your selection by starting your selection from within your already selected area. If you would like to add another area to your selection, simply hit the selection tool one more time and choose “Add to selection” to continue drawing

5. If the magnetic selection tool has left some bumpy edges, select “Remove from selection,” change to “Brush selection” and if necessary reduce brush size (top left icon in the main menu) to small–even out any rough edges.

Note how the cursor has changed to a “-” from a “+”

6. Now that we have finished our selection, we can add different effects, fill the area, or move it to another image:

  • Effects (Speed lines):

  • Fill:

  • Copy to another image:

There ya have it folks! Try using what you have learned to replace people’s faces in photos, or make it look like you took a photo from the moon! For more helpful guides, visit our Galaxy Note Tip Collection!

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Felix November 5, 2012 at 7:20 am -

    I do not see this app in Galaxy Note II~
    What’s the name of this app? Thanks~

  2. Brian June 4, 2012 at 10:51 am -

    Glad to have helped Cleo!

  3. Cleo June 3, 2012 at 9:08 am -

    very useful & clear tutorial thanks!

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