How To Deselect In Paint Tool SAI

If you have used Paint Tool SAI in the past, you will know that this program gives you the ability to make selections. However, being able to select things can become confusing if you are not sure how to deselect them when you are done eventually. How can you do this on Paint Tool SAI?

The main ways to be able to deselect items in Paint Tool SAI involve using a keyboard shortcut, or to delete the selection using the delete key. There are various methods to achieve both of these, and they all result in the selection being removed, so the item in question is deselected.

In order to get to the bottom of how to deselect items when you are using Paint Tool SAI, all you need to do is to read this article! That will help you understand the shortcuts you can use to make this happen and other methods you can use to deselect items!

How To Deselect Items In Paint Tool SAI

So how exactly can you deselect items when you are using Paint Tool SAI? There are two main methods that can make this happen. Let’s take a look at how they work:

Using A Keyboard Shortcut

The first step involves a keyboard shortcut. Here’s how that works:

  1. Open up the document that has the object you have selected.
  2. Now, on the keyboard, select Control + D (on Windows) or Command + D (on macOS)

As a result, you will notice that the selection will be gone.

Using The Deselect Tool

Another way to deselect in Paint Tool SAI is to use the deselect tool using these steps:

  1. Open up the document in which you have the objects that you have selected.
  2. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose the option ‘Selection.’
  3. From here, choose the option ‘Deselect.’

As a result, the selection will be removed automatically. You can also check out this video explaining the selection and deselection tools in Paint Tool SAI:

How To Deselect Using Delete

You can also use the delete key on your keyboard to get rid of the selection. Just like above, there are two main methods to do this, either using the delete key itself, or another shortcut. For the first method, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open the document that you have the selection ready in.
  2. Now, simply tap the Delete key on your keyboard to remove the selection

Alternatively, you can also use the command Control + X (on Windows) or Command + X (on macOS) in order to delete the selection when you have something selected. 

However, this method will cause everything within that selection on your layer to disappear. That does not mean it is completely lost! You can paste it again wherever you like using Control + V (on Windows) or Command + V (on macOS).

Final Thoughts

Deselecting objects in Paint Tool SAI can sometimes be confusing, but with these methods, you should now know all of the best ways to do this. 

From keyboard shortcuts to using the deselect tool, these are all great options you can use when you need to get rid of a selection. Just remember to keep practicing using these techniques, and you will soon master how to deselect in Paint Tool SAI!