Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Selection lassos, part of Photoshop: Selections (2013).
…You'll find several selection tools inside of Photoshop to…make it easier to make more freehand style selections.…These can be truly organic, or use options like…snapping to make it easier to detect the edges.…There's also the Polygonal Lasso tool that works well if you have straight lines.…Let's take a look.…You'll see here two subtle differences between the images.…On the left is the original photo, and on the right…is the adjusted image, where I've gone in and made a more targeted adjustment.…
For example, popping the contrast on part…of the beak there, making a dedicated adjustment…to knock down the pole, and a more…organic adjustment to actually affect the overall bird.…All right, let me show you how that was done.…To start, I'll use the regular Lasso…tool here, and I'll zoom in a bit.…Allows you to go ahead and create a freehand selection.…You could do this using a mouse, a pen, the trackpad on your computer.…
And…you see there that when you return to the beginning, it'll close the loop.…You can use the arrow keys to nudge that selection around if needed.…
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- What are selections?
- Creating masks from selections
- Moving a selection
- Selecting with the Quick Selection tool
- Transforming a selection
- Using the Refine Edge command
- Selecting a color or tonal range throughout the image
- Making a selection with the Pen tool
- Saving a selection as an alpha channel
- Creating a selection from multiple channels with the Calculations command