Thursday Tip: Changing Mask Marquee Color

November 13, 2008

When I’m working in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, I always turn off the Mask Overlay. Some uses love it and some hate it. It truly is a personal preference. To toggle it on and off, select Mask | Overlay. If you are like me and prefer to work with the overlay turned off, you’ll see the Mask Marquee. Most people call this the “marching ants” as it appears to be a bunch of ants marching around the selected area. The default marquee is black and I sometimes find it hard to distinguish between the black ants for masks and the blue ants for objects, especially when they are on top of an image. So I select Tools | Options | Workspace | Display and change the Mask Marqee to red. Ah, much better!

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