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Selection Marquee
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Definition: A selection marquee is a visible dashed line that indicates a selected area of an image. The dashed line is usually animated, which is why the marquee is commonly referred to as "marching ants". When a selection is made in an image editing program, all commands and actions are only applied to the areas within the selection marquee. The areas outside of the selection marquee are masked, or protected.

Also Known As: marching ants, selection

Common Misspellings: marque, marquis, markey, markee

Related Resources:

Masks and Selections
Learn the differences between masks and selections in graphics software.

Photoshop Mask & Selection Tips
Tips and tricks for refining selections and working with masks in Adobe Photoshop.

Paint Shop Pro Mask & Selection Tips
Tips and tricks for refining selections and working with masks in Jasc Paint Shop Pro.


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