The Magnetic Lasso tool


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The Magnetic Lasso tool

Let's talk about some power shortcuts for the Magnetic Lasso tool. Now it's a little bit different than its cousins, the Regular Lasso tool and the Polygonal Lasso tool. The difference is that the Magnetic Lasso tool is an edge detection tool. It tries to put down a selection around edges. It defines edges as light next to dark, so dark pixels next to light pixels. Now the first thing you should know about the Magnetic Lasso tool is that it's actually using up a circle to look for edges within. Right now that cute little icon that gives you little magnet on the Lasso tool isn't really all that helpful.

So I'm going to turn this cursor into a precise cursor by pressing the Caps Lock key. The Caps Lock key will convert that magnet into the circle. That is the size of the area that the Magnetic Lasso tool is looking for within it for edges. Of course, you can change the size of that just like any other brush by using your Right Bracket key or the Left Bracket key to ...

The Magnetic Lasso tool
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The Magnetic Lasso tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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