Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool


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Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool

The Polygonal Lasso tool, which is located behind the Regular lasso tool in the toolbox, is very handy for making straight edge selections. One use for this tool is to create straight-edged graphics like a triangle. To do that, I'll click once with the tool to set an initial anchor point - and this is important. I am not going to press down on the mouse; instead, I am just going to move my cursor to another point and click to create another anchor point with a straight line selection segment between the two points.

I'll move here and click to create another anchor point, and then I'll move up toward the original anchor point, and when I get near to it, I'll double-click to close the selection. Now I am going to fill that selection with my background color, which happens to be white, by pressing Command+Delete on the Mac, that's Ctrl+Backspace on the PC, and I'll deselect by pressing Command +D on the Mac, or Ctrl+D on the PC. The polygonal lasso is also useful for ...

Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool
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Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

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Photography
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