Use of the Magnetic Lasso Tool

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  1. Guest

    I am attempting to outline a section of a photo using the Magnetic
    Lasso Tool in PS7 so that I can subsequently blur the background.

    Having selected this tool I start at the bottom LH edge of the photo
    and eventually get to the bottom RH edge .

    The problem I now have is I don't know how to deselect this Tool. As a
    result , if I attempt to move the curser up to the Tool icon in order
    to click it again ( thus , I thought , deselecting it ) this merely
    results in bringing the " thread " all across the photo in all the
    wrong places .

    How , once the use of this Lasso tool is complete , do you deselect it
    thus leaving the threaded area as desired ?

    B.N.
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  2. Rich Guest

    RTFM


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    > I am attempting to outline a section of a photo using the Magnetic
    > Lasso Tool in PS7 so that I can subsequently blur the background.
    >
    > Having selected this tool I start at the bottom LH edge of the photo
    > and eventually get to the bottom RH edge .
    >
    > The problem I now have is I don't know how to deselect this Tool. As a
    > result , if I attempt to move the curser up to the Tool icon in order
    > to click it again ( thus , I thought , deselecting it ) this merely
    > results in bringing the " thread " all across the photo in all the
    > wrong places .
    >
    > How , once the use of this Lasso tool is complete , do you deselect it
    > thus leaving the threaded area as desired ?
    >
    > B.N.
    > --
    >
    > to reply by e-mail remove "admiral_"
     
    Rich, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. wrote:

    > I am attempting to outline a section of a photo using the Magnetic
    > Lasso Tool in PS7 so that I can subsequently blur the background.
    >
    > Having selected this tool I start at the bottom LH edge of the photo
    > and eventually get to the bottom RH edge .
    >
    > The problem I now have is I don't know how to deselect this Tool. As a
    > result , if I attempt to move the curser up to the Tool icon in order
    > to click it again ( thus , I thought , deselecting it ) this merely
    > results in bringing the " thread " all across the photo in all the
    > wrong places .
    >
    > How , once the use of this Lasso tool is complete , do you deselect it
    > thus leaving the threaded area as desired ?
    >
    > B.N.
    > --
    >
    > to reply by e-mail remove "admiral_"


    You have to close the selection first. CTRL+click usually does the trick.
    After that, if you're unhappy with any area of the selection you can
    add/subtract from the selection by selectiong the icons on the toolbar.

    --
    Branko Vukelic ()
     
    Branko Vukelic, Jan 11, 2004
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