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The Lasso tool

The Lasso tool in Photoshop is probably the most flexible of all the Selection tools. That's not to say it's the most sophisticated, it's actually in some respects the simplest, but it allows you to create a selection of any shape you can imagine. And that's because with the Lasso tool, you're actually creating selections free hand. You're tracing or drawing to create the selection. As a result, I tend not to use the Lasso tool for creating initial selections, but rather I use it to modify existing selections.

In other words, to clean up a selection that isn't quite perfect. Let's take a look at the basic use of the Lasso tool. I'll start off by selecting the Lasso tool from the Toolbox, and then we can take a look at the Settings on the Options bar. We of course can choose to create a new selection, Add to an existing selection, Subtract from an existing selection, or Intersect with an existing selection, and then we have the option to Feather our selection. But...

The Lasso tool
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The Lasso tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

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