This is the tutorial about the most used tool of the Photoshop that is lasso tool. You always realize that making selection in the Photoshop is the most time consuming process. The Photoshop also provides ways to deal with this problem. There are many ways to deal with this problem and today I am going to talk about the most accessible tool for this that is the lasso tool. This is the tool which will prove very helpful for the beginners as it allows the free form selections to them. They can easily use adjustments and shortcuts to get the things done. I will help you to learn this very easily with details:
There are three types of lasso tools which are explained below:
The Polygon Lasso Tool
The first type of lasso tool which can be both used by beginners and advance level editors is known as polygon lasso tool. This is the tool which is identified as the quickest tool for making free form selections. It is used to capture the geometric forms with straight lines and corners. In short we can say this is the simple, easy and convenient tool that is used for making selections. This is quite the useful tool for the beginners.
Magnetic Lasso Tool
The next type of the tool is the magnetic lasso tool. This is the tool which works best around the object having clear boundaries. You easily can change the contrast, width and frequency with the help of this tool.
The Standard Lasso tool
The third type of the tool about which you must know is the standard lasso tool. This is the tool which is dependent on your drawing tool for making selections. This is the reason that you can never achieve the perfect selection with this tool. You have to make selections by using mouse or the pen tool if you go with the standard lasso tool therefore it is recommended to use this tool for making random and chaotic selections like stains, spills, clouds etc.
Tips and tricks
There are various tips and tricks that will help you to conveniently use the lasso tool. Read them to have general awareness
Use the shift key as it will add to your selection while drawing
Use the alt key as it will subtract from your selection.
You easily can turn into the polygon lasso tool from the standard lasso tool by holding the alt key.
Another tip for your convenience is that you can easily backspace the last point added and you do not have to delete the entire selection. You just can use the backspace key to remove that mistake. This you can do in polygon or magnetic lasso tool.
The another tip that will favours you as a beginner is that if you think you are taking time on making selections then it is advised you to learn about the feather and refine edge options of the lasso tool.
Keep this thing in mind that the better you trace the desired element the more accurate your selections will be. Keep practicing the Photoshop pen tool to have the professional quality free form selections.
After all this discussion we can conclude that lasso tool is the most used tool of the Photoshop which fulfils the image selection needs of various users.
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