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Adobe Photoshop – Lecture 3

Hopefully you have studied first two lectures so here is the third one. This is the part of Adobe Photoshop Training.


(Shortcut Key L)

This tool is also used for Selection. There are three tools inside this tool. Lasso Tool lasso-tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool polygonal-lasso-tool and Magnetic Lasso tool magnetic-lasso-tool.

Lasso Tool lasso-tool:

If you want to make Freeform selection, mean while using your mouse pointer you want to select. Just hold this tool and take mouse pointer to your desire location and hold left click and then drag the mouse on your desire location. Just leave the pointer to first point from where you started or just leave the Left click.

Polygonal Lasso Tool polygonal-lasso-tool:

It will work same as Lasso Tool, but while using this tool, you don’t  have to hold Left click while draging. Just click on the first point from where you want to start the selection, press left click once and then goto some other place and click there, likewise click on your desire points and then in the last either click on the first point or at last point instead of clicking once, just double click there.

Magnetic Lasso Tool magnetic-lasso-tool:

For using this tool you will be needing a picture in which two colors joing together. Like shown below:


Take mouse pointer to the place from where you want to start selection, click there and slowly move Mouse Pointer on the edges, you can click after some distance to make the node, and while moving on the edges, just click on the first point.

What you have to do if a Node came on wrong position?

If a node came on wrong position then take mouse pointer closer to that point and then press Backspace key. You can hit Backspace as many time as you can, it will remove all nodes.

Feather Edges:

Before starting the selection and after taking this tool, you can set Feather on top property bar. (If you forgot to give the feather and you have made selection, then don’t worry you can set feather after selection, just run the command, Select >> Modify >> Feather (for Adobe Photoshop CS) and Select >> Feather (for older versions). Give your desire feather and then hit OK.


How to take one picture to another?

If you want to take one picture to another file, here are the methods:

Method 1:

Open 1 picture file and then take any new file (on which you want to put), run the command Window >> Documents >> Tile (for older versions) or Window >> Arrange >> Tile (for Adobe Photoshop CS), it will show both files at a time. While using Move tool, pick your picture and drop it on other file.


Suppose both files are having same size and you want to put picture on the same place where it is on Current file, then while moving it just hold Shift key. It will put on same position where it is at the moment.


If you drag file while holding shift key, then this result will occur: (remember both files are having same size)


While draging if you are holding Shift key, then this result will occur: (remember both files are having same size)


Method 2:

Open 1 picture and press Ctrl+A (select all), press Ctrl+C (Copy) if it is having one layer or press Ctrl+Shift+C (Copy Merged) if it is having more than one layer. Now close this file and open any other file on which you want to put. Just press Ctrl+V (paste) there.


How to copy an object in same file?

There are 4 methods to do so:

Method 1:

Select the layer you want to copy, just press Ctrl+J.

Method 2:

Select the layer you want to copy, just press Alt and any arrow key.

Method 3:

While using Move tool, hold Alt key and then drag the object by using Left Click. (don’t forget to select the desire layer first).

Method 4:

Open Layer panel by pressing F7 key, then hold the layer and put it on Creat New Icon at the bottom of the layer. layer-panel-bottom

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  1. v.gud but a littl detailed snapshots will b more useful,bt still gud

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