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Mon, Apr 30, 2018 6:20 AM

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Photoshop: Please add a lasso option for selecting vector points

It would save us vector users a ton of time if there was a way to select vector points with something like a lasso tool. For example, selecting the points in the picture below (ie. selecting all outside points of the ring) took me about 30 seconds. With a lasso tool, it would have taken 5 seconds tops. 

I don't think a new tool is necessarily required here - just an option and/or modifier key for the direct selection tool would probably do the job nicely. Perhaps an option that turns the rectangular selection method into a freehand one and/or a polygonal one. 

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3 years ago

So, you mean in addition to the Marque option with the Direct Selection Tool, an option to Lasso instead?  Excellent idea.  Illustrator could use that as well.

// Warren Heaton, ACP/UGM/AEL

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Illustrator has it. It's called the "Lasso tool."

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Yes, it is. I hope Adobe will add it to Photoshop one day, as they've imported many good vector features from Illustrator over the years.

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Agreed they've brought over a bit, but left a bit behind. I'm still waiting on that Gradient Annotator AI has. Color sets in Swatches, and incorporating pattern fills and gradients there, as well. I wouldn't mind the Recolor Artwork dialog, either, or the Pattern Options dialog, although both could be improved/enhanced, if the PS team had a mind to it. <g>

IOW, I still use have a reason to use AI.  '-}

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3 years ago

That's a great idea.