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Making Selections with the Lasso Tool

Use the Lasso tool when you want to select shapes that are too close to shapes you don’t want to select. This tool allows you to draw around the shape, selecting everything contained in the shape you draw. In the default mode, you can draw a freeform lasso around the object you want to select. You can also choose the Polygon mode for defining the selected area with a series of straight-line segments.

Select with the Lasso Tool

  1. Click the Lasso tool on the Tools panel.

  2. Draw around the shapes you want to select.

  3. To complete the selection, return to the point where you started.

Select with the Lasso Tool in Polygon Mode

  1. Click the Lasso tool on the Tools panel.
  2. Click the Polygon Mode button in the Options area of the Tools panel.
  3. Click near the area you want to select. Move the pointer and click again. Keep clicking until the object or portion you want to select is surrounded.

  4. Double-click to complete the selection.
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