The Lasso tool

The Lasso tool is essential for making selections within parts of an image — and editing just those areas you've selected. The Lasso tool flyout menu, shown in Figure 11-6, offers three tools for creating selections: the Lasso tool, the Polygonal Lasso tool, and the Magnetic Lasso

Figure 11-6: The Lasso tool's flyout menu.

tool. (See the "Lasso this!" section, later in this chapter, for more about the Polygonal Lasso and Magnetic Lasso tools.)

The Lasso tool is commonly used to make selections in an image that can be easily traced; it's like drawing an outline on tracing paper placed over a picture. Select the Lasso tool, and then — while holding down the left mouse button — trace over the part of the image you want to select.

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