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Chapter 7: Selecting Pixels > Selecting with Lassos

Selecting with Lassos

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Those outside North America might not be familiar with the word lasso; it is a loop of rope a cowboy might throw around a bull to capture it. Thankfully, the type of lassoing we do in Photoshop is far less dangerous. You have three lassos in your toolbox: regular, polygonal, and magnetic.

Using the Lasso

You’ll find that it takes a steady hand to use the lasso effectively. As mentioned in Chapter 4, it is much more natural to use a tablet as an input device than a mouse, and this is especially true when using the Lasso tool. In the following steps you’ll lasso a hot chili pepper.

1. Go to the book’s Downloads page at www.sybex.com/go/photoshopessentials and browse to Chapter 7. Open the file Peppers.jpg.
2. Zoom into the image by pressing Cmd+= a few times.

  

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