To use the polygonal lasso tool:

1 Select the polygonal lasso tool , and select options. (See "Setting options for the lasso, polygonal lasso, and magnetic lasso tools" on page 160.)

2 Click in the image to set the starting point.

3 Do one or more of the following:

• To draw a straight segment, position the pointer where you want the first straight segment to end, and click. Continue clicking to set endpoints for subsequent segments.

• To draw a freehand segment, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and drag. When finished, release Alt or Option and the mouse button.

• To erase recently drawn straight segments, press the Delete key.

4 Close the selection border:

• Position the polygonal lasso tool pointer over the starting point (a closed circle appears next to the pointer), and click.

• If the pointer is not over the starting point, double-click the polygonal lasso tool pointer, or Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS).

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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