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Old Jan 26, 2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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I'm really new to photoshop and am trying to use the magnetic lasso tool to select a portion of my picture. When I try to zoom in so that I can get the precision I want, I run into a problem when I get to the edge of the window - the cursor takes off and the picture slides causing the lasso tool to basically go straight down... Not good. So, is there a way to move the focus of the picture (like page down) while using the lasso tool? I've tried page down, etc.. It doesn't work while in the process of lassoing...

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Thr space bar will turn your curser into the hand tool. Just hold it down then drag your image where you want it. Then reliece it and your back to your lasso tool.
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Thanks for the tip.. OK, nowI get a light line where my selection is. I tried changing the feather, edge contrast, width. No matter what, I still get little bit of a line...
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 4:56 AM   #4
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there are various plug ins for photoshop, here is one the helps greatly in cutting objects from a background

http://www.digitalfilmtools.com/snap/

its not free though !



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Old Jan 27, 2008, 3:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip.. OK, nowI get a light line where my selection is. I tried changing the feather, edge contrast, width. No matter what, I still get little bit of a line...
What is it you are trying to do?
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Thanks for the tip.. OK, nowI get a light line where my selection is. I tried changing the feather, edge contrast, width. No matter what, I still get little bit of a line...
Not sure, but you should check your anti-alias setting. If it is not on, you will get that demarcation.

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 8:43 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help.. I played around and finally got it to work. I basically just wanted to be able to mask a portion of the picture to create multiple layers. The anti-alias setting worked. Any setting tips on improving the magnetic lasso in Photoshop?


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