Using the Lasso tool


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Using the Lasso tool

Aside from making selections with the Selection tools, you can also use a tool called the Lasso tool. On a very basic level, the Lasso tool performs the same function as a Direct Selection tool in that it can be used to select parts of objects like individual anchor points or objects within groups. So what's the difference? The difference has to do with the concept of selecting something via marquee instead of clicking on it. As we have discussed, if I use my Direct Selection tool, I can click on an object to select it but I can also click and drag to draw a marquee and anything that falls within the boundary of that marquee becomes selected.

In this case just these two anchor points. However, the marquee is always rectangular. So for example, if I wanted to select this leaf, this leaf and this leaf here, if I try clicking and dragging to make a marquee, parts of the flowers would also become selected. Likewise if you look at these elements right here, if I wanted to select just this fir...

Using the Lasso tool
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Using the Lasso tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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