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victory@iol.ie
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      01-11-2004, 12:15 PM
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 ?

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      01-11-2004, 01:11 PM
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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.
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>
> to reply by e-mail remove "admiral_"



 
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Branko Vukelic
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      01-11-2004, 01:25 PM
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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_"


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.

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