Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting with the lasso tools, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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'll select the Polygonal Lasso from the options for the regular Lasso tool, down…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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