Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Polygonal Lasso tool, part of Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
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 indication of the Polygonal Lasso tool.…
- Basic concepts
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
- Creating a vignette effect with masking
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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