Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Polygonal Lasso tool, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
It's often said that there are no straight lines in nature. …This doesn't happen to be true, but it is said often. …Many photographers think they're not likely to find straight lines within …their images, and yet the Polygonal Lasso tool, which creates selections comprised …of straight lines, proves surprisingly useful in a variety of situations. …In this lesson, we'll examine the Polygonal Lasso tool, although utilizing …an image with straight lines that weren't exactly found in nature. …To get started, we'll choose the Polygonal Lasso tool, which happens to be …hiding underneath the Lasso tool on the toolbox.…
So to choose the Polygonal Lasso tool, you can Click and hold your mouse on the …button for the Lasso tool, and then choose the Polygonal Lasso tool from the …flyout menu. You could also press the keyboard …shortcut letter L, as in Lasso, to get the Lasso tool, and then press Shift+L to …switch to the Polygonal Lasso tool. Now this tool operates on a reasonably …straightforward basis. You click to define an anchor point, and …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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