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In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial, learn how the polygonal lasso tool to select images that are odd shaped.
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If I want to make it a tight selection to an art shape object, a really good tool for me to use is the polygonal lasso tool. To get you to the polygonal lasso tool, go ahead and click on the third button, the lasso tool, click on the arrow and then click on polygonal lasso tool.
Now I want to select all the petals for this flower. So I’m going to start right and I’m going to click my mouse and then I’m going to release my mouse. I’m going to go up to the next point where it changes direction. I’m going to click again and I’m going to keep going around the flower to get my selection. Now, if I want it to have a straight line, I can hold down the shift key and that’s going to give me a straight angle or I could simply keep going around making my selection.
And if I want it to go all the way around this flower, I would in this selection by going back and by clicking on my original point. Now if for some reason, I didn’t want to complete that selection, I could go ahead and end it simply by double clicking on my last point, my last anchor point that I made and that will go ahead make the selection.