Lasso Tool Quick Samples

This article features a small collection of lasso tool quick samples showing some adjustments made with this PhotoShop tool. It is a fairly simple tool to use and can make a difference to images for photographers who don’t mind spending a little more time in post with their files. I assume other software programs have similar capability.

It has been quite a while since I used this PhotoShop function so the lasso tool quick samples in this article should be viewed as rudimentary attempts on my part.

Six lasso tool samples are illustrated in this posting. Each is followed by an out-of-camera jpeg so readers can see what was removed from each sample.

Our first four lasso tool quick samples had small tweaks done to them as you can see from each pair of photographs.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 560 mm, efov 1120 mm, f/9, 1/2000, ISO-640, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 3593 pixels on the width, subject distance 66.9 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 560 mm, efov 1120 mm, f/9, 1/2000, ISO-640, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera jpeg full frame capture, subject distance 66.9 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 235 mm, efov 470 mm, f/8.3, 1/2000, ISO-320, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 5069 pixels on the width, subject distance 29 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 235 mm, efov 470 mm, f/8.3, 1/2000, ISO-320, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera jpeg full frame capture, subject distance 29 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 434 mm, efov 868 mm, f/8.9, 1/2000, ISO-640, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 4170 pixels on the width, subject distance 42.2 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 434 mm, efov 868 mm, f/8.9, 1/2000, ISO-640, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera jpeg full frame capture, subject distance 42.2 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 261 mm, efov 522 mm, f/8.4, 1/2000, ISO-400, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, full frame capture, subject distance 31.5 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 261 mm, efov 522 mm, f/8.4, 1/2000, ISO-400, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera jpeg full frame capture, subject distance 31.5 metres

Our next two lasso tool quick samples had a bit more done to them.

OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 210 mm, efov 420 mm, f/8.1, 1/2000, ISO-400, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 4640 pixels on the width, subject distance 26.4 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter @ 210 mm, efov 420 mm, f/8.1, 1/2000, ISO-400, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera full frame capture, subject distance 26.4 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 800 mm, efov 1600 mm, f/13, 1/2000, ISO-800, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, cropped to 4660 pixels on the width, subject distance 46.9 metres
OM-D E-M1X + M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS with M.Zuiko MC-20 teleconverter @ 800 mm, efov 1600 mm, f/13, 1/2000, ISO-800, Bird Detection AI Subject Tracking, Pro Capture L, out-of-camera full frame capture, subject distance 46.9 metres

A quick search for ‘how to use lasso tool’ on YouTube will reveal a number of reference videos for folks who have not used this tool in the past. Making simple adjustments is reasonably quick and easy to do. More complex adjustments obviously take more time and a higher skill level than was demonstrated by these lasso tool quick samples. T

he basic approach is to use the lasso tool to surround the area or item that you want to remove from the photograph. Then under the Edit heading use the ‘fill’ command. Make sure to use the ‘content aware’ setting.

Technical Note:

Photographs were captured handheld using camera gear as noted in the EXIF data. Images were produced from RAW files using my standard process.  All images are displayed as full frame captures without any cropping. Photographs were resized for web use. This is the 1,127 article published on this website since its original inception in 2015.

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2 thoughts on “Lasso Tool Quick Samples”

  1. Thomas, thanks for your post. Like you I use the Lasso Tool to select an unwanted part of the image then Content-Aware Fill to remove that unwanted part. Did you use this same editing feature? If so, I recommend you clarify so readers understand the importance of the second step.

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