Select with the lasso tools Photoshop Elements 11


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Selecting with the lasso tools

There are three kinds of Lasso tools that you can use to draw a selection. I have the regular Lasso tool selected in the Toolbar. This is a free-form Drawing tool. So, I'm going to come into the image and click. And then when I click-and-drag in any shape, that will create a free-form selection in that shape. Now, I usually don't use this tool to try to draw closely around photographic elements. So, for example I wouldn't try to select the letter C here with this tool. It's just too hard to control. But, the Lasso tool does come in handy for Adding to or Subtracting from selections that you've made with other tools.

And that's a great example of the fact that you can use more than one Selection tool to create just the selection that you want. I'm going to deselect by pressing the common shortcut for Deselect, Ctrl+D on the PC or Command+D on the Mac. Now, let's take a look at the Polygonal Lasso tool here, which is used for drawing straight edge selections. I'...

Selecting with the lasso tools
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Selecting with the lasso tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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