A Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop CS6 Tools – Part 2

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Check out the following the guidelines on Photoshop CS6 Tools. It will cover lasso tool, polygonal lasso tool, magnetic lasso tool, quick selection tool and magic wand tool. Find out the full tutorial here https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/

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  • 1. MagneticlassoTool Magnetic LassoToolis afree handedgeselection tool that distinguishesanimage's edges androbotically selects thepixels aroundthem. It is usefulif there is somecontrast betweenimage andthebackground. Quickselection tool QuickSelection tool hasan adjustable round brush, which allowyou to “paint” aselection quickly.Clickanddrag, the selection increasesoutward and mechanically catchesandfollows defined edgesin the image. Magicwandtool TheMagicwand tool is oneof theprevious selection tools in Photoshop.It alsoselects pixels in apicture by noticing on object edgesandbasedon toneand color. ABeginner’sGuide to Adobe Photoshop CS6 Tutorial Part-2 PhotoshopCS6’sTools LassoTool TheLassoToolis aprecious tool to makeselections for thosewith anunstable hand. ThisLassoToolwill alsosave serious time in makingselec- tions. Polygonallassotool Polygonal LassoToolis another Photoshop’s basic selections tool. It allows us to easilydrawfreeform selection outlines basedon straight-sid- edpolygonal shapes. Full tutorial is available here... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
  • 2. Thelassotoolcanbefoundonthetoolbar directly underneaththemarqueesetof tools (the onerepresentedbytherectangleof marchingants). If searchingthroughthetoolbarisn't for you, it's worth noting thetool in ques- tion's keyboardshortcut is the“L” key. Toput things simply, theLassotoolhastheexactsameendresult asthemarqueetool - it allows you to select a portion of your workspace,outlining theareain questionwith marchingants.Theonlydifferencebetweenthemarquee and lassotool is howyou actuallyget to theendresult. Lassotool is afreehandselectiontool; it allows youto "draw"a line, giving you theability to bemoreselectiveinsteadof draggingyour mouseto set ashape'sstarting andend point. Anexampleof anappropriatetimeto usethelassotoolwould beif you haveaveryspecific portion of yourwork- space you needto cut. You'dsimply drawalinearoundit with thelasso tool to selectit, andthenusetheEditmenuto cut or copyit. Fulltutorial is availablehere... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ TheLassoToolis aprecioustool to makeselectionsfor thosewith anunstablehand.ThisLassoToolwill also saveserioustime in makingselections.Muchlike themarqueetoolswecoveredin part one,thelassotool isn't onlyoneparticulartool, but agroup of tools. First, let's takealookat thestandardlasso tool. LassoTool ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
  • 3. Uponholdingdownthelassotool's icon, a dropmenuwill appearwherein youmay select thepolygonallassotool. Thepolygonallassotool's keyboard shortcut is the“L” key.But nowyouhave to holddownshift andthenclick “L” key to selectit. Everyiteration of thelasso tool works muchthesamein that theyallowustheability to makefree-formshapes.What differentiatesthis one;however,is that theshapeyou drawwill consistof abunchof small,straight lines in theform of apolygon. If you needto select aportion of your work spaceconsistingof abunchof straight lines, this is thetool you need.If you needto cut suchashape(a stopsign, for example),youcanselect it with this tool byeasilytracingits outerparameterof lines. Theexampleusedin thelassotoolabovewould holdtrue here,assumingtheshapeyou needto cut consistsof straightlines. Fulltutorial is availablehere... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ PolygonalLassoToolis anotherPhotoshop’sbasicselectionstool. It allows usto easilydrawfreeformselection outlinesbasedonstraight-sidedpolygonal shapes. Polygonallassotool ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
  • 4. Nowthatyou understandthelasso andpolygonallasso tools, this onewill beeasyto grasp.It is accessedfrom the samedropmenuastheprevioustwo tools. Andalsousethe“L” keyasakeyboard shortcut holdingdownshift key. Everyiteration of thelasso tool works muchthesamein that theyallowustheability to makefree-formshapes.What differentiatesthis one;however,is that theshapeyou drawwill consistof abunchof small,straight lines in theform of apolygon. If you needto select aportion of your work spaceconsistingof abunchof straight lines, this is thetool you need.If you needto cut suchashape(a stopsign, for example),youcanselect it with this tool byeasilytracingits outerparameterof lines. If you haveacomplex, inorganic shape(such asahouse),which needsto beselectedandcut, you'd simply drawa rough linearoundthehouseandlet thetool's automatic"magnetic"properties dotherest byperfectingthelinelike the aboveimage.Youwould thencut throughtheEditmenuas usual. Fulltutorial is availablehere... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ MagneticLassoToolis afreehandedgeselectiontool thatdistinguishes animage's edgesandrobotically selects thepixels aroundthem.It is usefulif thereis somecontrastbetweenimageandthe background. MagneticlassoTool ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
  • 5. Nowthatyou understandthelasso andpolygonallasso tools, this onewill beeasyto grasp.It is accessedfrom thesamedropmenuastheprevioustwo tools. Thekeyboardshortcut for QuickSelection Toolis the“W” key. Byclicking anddraggingyour mousewhile thetool is selected,you're ableto selectaportion of your workspace and alter that area'scolors. Forexample,if you haveapictureof thesunonyourscreenandyouwish to blowit upabit, draggingthequick selectiontool aroundits outeredgecandistort thecolors aroundit. TheQuickselectiontoolalso hasamagneticeffect,meaningit recognizes bordersaroundobjects, makingyour selection seamless. Fulltutorial is availablehere... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ QuickSelectiontoolhasanadjustableroundbrush, which allowyou to “paint” aselectionquickly. Clickand drag,theselectionincreasesoutwardandmechanicallycatchesandfollows definededgesin the image. Quickselection tool ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
  • 6. MagicWandToolis foundin thesamedropmenu as thequickselection tool. Andsharingthesamekeyboardshortcut “W” but holddownshift beforepressingthe“W” key. Unlikethequick selectiontool, themagicwandtool lets you click onaportion of your image,highlighting that areaalong with anyadjacentpixels of thesamecolor (think of theFill tool in Microsoft's Paintandhowit actsonblocks of color). Usinganotherexampleof sun, if thesunis all thesamecolor,you canselect it with oneclick andthenedit it asyou please throughtheEdit menu.Themagicwandtoolis aneasierwayto go aboutselectingobjectsconsistingof one color. Tips:Forall theabovePhotoshopCS6’stools holddown “shift” keyto addmoreselectionandholddown“Alt” keyto subtract from selectionwhile working. Fulltutorial is availablehere... https://www.clippingpathindia.com/blog/2016/05/06/beginners-guide-photoshop-cs6-tools-part-2/ TheMagicwandtoolis oneof thepreviousselectiontools in Photoshop.It alsoselectspixels in apictureby noticing onobject edgesandbasedontoneand color. Magicwandtool ClippingPathIndia.com Author:RokaiyaYeasmin Munni
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