The Magnetic Lasso tool Photoshop Layers


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The Magnetic Lasso tool

The Magnetic Lasso tool is one that I find interesting, because it's sort of a balance between a manual selection tool you might say and an Automatic Selection tool. What I mean by that is it's manual in a sense that I need to trace around the object that I want to select, but it's automatic because it automatically detects the edge of that object. Let's take a look at how the Magnetic Lasso tool works. To get started I'll select the Magnetic Lasso tool from the toolbox. It's hiding, as it were, underneath the regular Lasso tool. So I'll click and hold my mouse on the Lasso tool's button and then from the fly out menu that appears I'll select Magnetic Lasso Tool. The Magnetic Lasso tool is, in some ways, a Brush tool. It has a brush size or a width setting that determines which area of the image is being evaluated.

Let's take a quick look at the basic operation of the Magnetic Lasso tool. I'll simply move out over the image and increase the brush size. And...

The Magnetic Lasso tool
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The Magnetic 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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