Objective

Main objective of this blog post is to give you an idea about Lasso Tool in Photoshop.

 

Final Output

open-up-a-second-image-in-photoshop

 

Step 1 Start Using Lasso Tool

Lasso Tool creates a custom, free-hand selection. Lasso Tool is used to copy something onto another picture. Lasso Tool is one of the most of useful tools when it comes to selecting a part of an image and will always be used even by the experts.

Photoshop actually gives three variations of Lasso to work with. The one we'll be looking at is Standard Lasso Tool.

Select Lasso Tool by clicking on the icon located on the Toolbar, or Press the Keyboard Shortcut (L). 

lasso-tool

Each type of Lasso Tool gives us a different way to draw selection.

Drawing Free-hand Selections:-

Drawing a selection outline with a Lasso Tool is like drawing with a pen or pencil on the paper. 

free-hand-selections

Photoshop closes the selection automatically with a straight line if you don’t drag it back to the beginning point. 

beginning-point

 

Step 2 Add an image for editing

Open the image in Photoshop. 

open-the-image-in-photoshop

 

Step 3 Select Perticular Portion of the Image

Select the portions which you want to place in different image. Here, I want to place the balloon in another image. 

select-the-portions

Don't worry about any mistakes you’ve made in your initial selection. You can fix them later. Now, the initial selection is complete, but there are quite a few problem areas that need a fix.

 

Step 4 Modify The Selection

Select one of the selection options in the options bar. 

options-bar

To modify the selection border, choose the Add new selection modes in the tool options bar. 

add-new-selection-modes

Now, you need to work on the problem areas with the initial selection. 

initial-selection

Hold down Shift key and drag around the area you want to add to the existing selection. As a result now more of the image has been added to the initial selection. 

drag-around-the-area

Choose subtract from selection modes in the tool options bar. 

subtract-from-selection-modes

Continue scrolling along the selection outline to look for problems. This time more area is selected. 

more-area-is-selected

Remove that area by subtracting it from the selection. 

remove-that-area

 

Step 5 Copy the Selection and place into new image

Look at the Final selection. 

final-selection

With the balloon now selected, press CTRL+C to quickly copy the selected area, then open up a second image in Photoshop and press CTRL+V to paste the balloon in that new image. 

The balloon is placed successfully in the new image.

I hope you find this blog is very helpful while working Lasso Tool in Photoshop. Let me know in comment if you have any questions regarding Photoshop. I will reply you ASAP.

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