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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

  • circle1.jpg Click the Lasso tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Draw around the shapes you want to select.

    Flash draws a preview of the selection lasso as you draw.

  • circle3.jpg To complete the selection, return to the point where you started.

Select with the Lasso Tool in Polygon Mode

  • circle1.jpg Click the Lasso tool in the Toolbar.
  • circle2.jpg Click the Polygon Mode button in the Options area of the Toolbar.
  • circle3.jpg 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.
  • circle4.jpg Double-click to complete the selection.
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