Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting straight edges with the Polygonal Lasso tool, part of Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth.
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 creating a selection around a straight-…
- Understanding the when and why of making selections
- Combining and transforming selections
- Selecting fine detail with Refine Edge
- Capturing soft and hard edges in one selection
- Understanding the relationship of selections to masks
- Removing color fringe around selections
- Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
- Working with the Color Range command
- Selecting with the Pen tool and paths
- Making easy selections with the Quick Selection tool
- Working with Refine Mask
- Sharing selections between images
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Why Make Selections?
2. Selection Basics
3. Modifying Selections
4. Refining Selections
5. Geometric Selection Methods
6. Drawing Selection Methods
7. Tonal and Color Selection Methods
8. Using Image Properties to Select
9. Saving Selections
10. Working in Quick Mask Mode
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