The Polygonal Lasso tool Photoshop Layers


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The Polygonal Lasso tool

The Polygonal Lasso tool allows you to create selections in the shape of polygons. In other words, comprised of straight edges. While that might seem to be a bit of a limiting factor, there are also some options that make the Polygonal Lasso tool a bit more flexible. Let's take a look at the basic use of this Selection tool. I'll start off by clicking and holding my mouse on the button for the Lasso tool on the toolbox. That will bring up a fly out menu, and from that menu, I will choose Polygonal Lasso tool. Creating selections with the Polygonal Lasso tool involves clicking to define anchor points. So I can click to create my initial selection point. And then move my mouse without holding the mouse button into the position for my next anchor point.

And then click again. And again, and again, defining essentially all of the corners for my polygon. When I'm finished defining my shape I can move the mouse over the initial point that I clicked. You'll notice that my mouse pointer has an...

The Polygonal Lasso tool
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The Polygonal 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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