Making Freehand Selections with the Lasso Tool

With the Lasso tool you can make freehand selections of a part of an image. Select the tool and drag around the outline of the area you want to select. This tool has three modes. The default mode draws a selection as if you were sketching it with a pencil. The Polygonal Lasso tool lets you create selections in straight lines by clicking, dragging to the next point and clicking again, and then repeating this process until you click back at the origin point to close the selection. The Magnetic Lasso tool examines the image area as you drag, and attempts to "hug" the edges of the area as closely as possible, using parameters you type into the Option bar, shown at the bottom in Figure 5.6. You can see the Magnetic Lasso at work in Figure 5.7.

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