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).

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