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