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Make a straight-edged selection

The Polygonal Selection (or the polygonal lasso) tool lets you make straight-edged, polygonal selections.


  1. Choose the Polygonal Selection tool by doing one of the following:

    • Click in the Tools sidebar or choose it from the grouped tools.
    • Choose Tools > Select > Polygonal Selection (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the L key on your keyboard.

    Tip: You can cycle through Magnetic, Free, and Polygonal selection tools by pressing Shift ⇧ + L on your keyboard.

  2. Click in your image to add straight selection lines to make your selection.

  3. Click the start of the selection to finish it. Alternatively, double-click anywhere in your image or press the Return ↵ key.


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