Are you an amature graphic designer struggling to figure out the Lasso tool?

Tired of hours spent trying to perfect your selection only for it to fail frustatingly again and again? Well, you’re in luck!

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to easily master and use the Lasso tool like a pro.

We will explore some basic principles as well as look at more advanced techniques so that regardless of your experience level with graphic design, there should be something here for everyone.

So let’s get started!

Lasso Tool

Photoshop’s Lasso tool can be thought of like a cowboy lassoo – it’ll stay where you toss it, no matter the shape or curve.

That being said, the photoshop version of lassoing is ever-helpful, and will offer its hand in completing shapes by connecting small gaps between the start and end points.

This makes photoshop’s lasso tool a must-have tool for graphic designers and other photoshop enthusiasts!

Polygonal Lasso Tool

Photoshop’s Polygonal Lasso Tool: what happens when you want to draw a more complex shape than mere squares and rectangles with the Rectangular Marquee Tool, but still need something snappier than freeform artistry with the Lasso Tool?

Well, photoshop has got you taken care of! The polygonal lasso tool is just what you need to get those angular selection outlines into play.

It works like magic–you can flexibly draw whatever number of sides your project requires, no pressure.

Vector art at its most convenient!

Magnetic Lasso Tool

Photoshop’s Magnetic Lasso is a great friend to those of us with wobbly hands and poor selections.

With a high contrast image, the Magnetic Lasso will be able to detect your desired pixels with minimal fuss – kind of like a superpower for photoshoppers.

Sure, the standard form still applies, but with the Magnetic Lasso you can look forward to successful selections faster than Clark Kent changing into Superman!

It really is the tool to beat when it comes to precise pixel perfect selections.


Now that you know all about the three different types of lasso tools in Photoshop, it’s time to put them to use!

Experiment with each one to see which suits your needs best.

And if you have any questions or tips of your own, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

Happy Photoshopping!

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