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To access different variations of tools in the toolbox, click and hold on the tool icon.

Each of these tools has an additional set of options available in the Options bar. For example, clicking the Rectangular Marquee Tool reveals the following options in the Options bar:

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Lasso

The Lasso tool (located just below the Marquee in the toolbox) lets you freehand draw the edges of your selections, in three different variations, as shown in the following illustration:

• Polygonal Lasso

• Magnetic Lasso

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The Lasso tools are capable of drawing both straight-edged and curved selections. In addition, you can specify in the Options bar (as shown in the following illustration) whether your lasso selection should have soft edges and smooth curves using the Feather and Anti-aliased options, respectively.

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