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Lesson 4. Working with Selections > Selecting with the magnetic lasso

Selecting with the magnetic lasso

You can use the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop to make freehand selections of areas with high-contrast edges. When you draw with the magnetic lasso, the border automatically snaps to the edge you are tracing. You can also control the direction of the tool’s path by clicking the mouse to place occasional fastening points in the selection border. (There is no magnetic lasso tool in ImageReady.)

You’ll now move the padlock to the center of the black oval you placed on the book cover earlier in this lesson, using the magnetic lasso to select the padlock.


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