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Sep 10, 2008 11:46 |  #1

When using this tool, if you accidentally join the ends, thus completing the selection, is it possible to unconnected the ends and add more?

I'm trying to make a selection of the front of a car, but every time I get about half way, the lasso selects the end point so I only have a small area selected.

I hope that makes sense.


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Sep 10, 2008 13:11 |  #2

Yes.. if you click on the 2nd box next to the polygon tool, its Add To Selection. It the choice with 2 squares, second one in from the left

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When using this tool, if you accidentally join the ends, thus completing the selection, is it possible to unconnected the ends and add more?

I'm trying to make a selection of the front of a car, but every time I get about half way, the lasso selects the end point so I only have a small area selected.

I hope that makes sense.


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Sep 10, 2008 14:03 |  #3

DUH!

Thanks Gregg. I knew it was possible somehow.


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Sep 10, 2008 15:38 |  #4

Holding down shift and starting a new selection also works, I think. But Quick Mask is much better, if you take the time to get used to it.


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Sep 10, 2008 20:38 |  #5

Holding down shift and starting a new selection also works,

Holding down Alt and starting a new selection will subtract.


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Sep 10, 2008 20:40 |  #6

time to learn the pen tool if you're doing stuff like that..


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Sep 11, 2008 09:08 |  #7

time to learn the pen tool if you're doing stuff like that..

If you use it all the time, then I'd agree. I used it a lot with my Amiga in the early '90s. But the PLT does as good a job for me, & there's no good reason why a beginner should have to go through the learning curve for infrequent use as the next time they want to use it, they'll have forgotten the ins & outs of it & have to relearn it. So I don't recommend it to anyone if the PLT will do the same job.


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Sep 11, 2008 09:15 |  #8

Frank - Was it you that had the tutorial about changing backdrops for classic cars?

It inspired me at the time and was the reason I took a photo or 6 of a 1960's Humber Super Snipe (external link) yesterday which I've been working on.

Any chance you could remind me of the link if it was you.

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Sep 11, 2008 21:11 |  #9

Humber Super Snipe

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Now there's a name to strike fear in the hearts of MOPAR lovers!

Here you go: Need to remove a background from something?

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Sep 12, 2008 01:20 |  #10

Thanks Frank - Duly bookmarked


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