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Lesson 1. Bitmap Editing > Using the Lasso and Polygon Lasso Tools

Using the Lasso and Polygon Lasso Tools

The Lasso tool creates a freeform selection boundary around an area. Wherever you drag, you draw a selection outline. When you release the mouse button, the selection area closes automatically. To close the selection area yourself, return to the first point of the selection. As you come close to the beginning, the pointer displays a small square. To close the selection, release the mouse when you see the square.

The Polygon Lasso tool draws straight-line segments. This tool works differently than the Lasso tool; instead of dragging the tool to make the selection, click for your first point, move to a new location, and click again to define a line segment. Just as with the Lasso tool, you'll see a small square by the pointer when you are close to the beginning point. Click when you see the square to close the selection. You can also double-click to close the selection, even if you have not moved the pointer back to the beginning point.


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