Photoshop: Add the ability to lock to horizontal, vertical and diagonal planes by pressing Alt + Shift with lasso tool selected

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With the polygonal lasso tool selected, you are able to hold Shift (on PC) to lock your cursor on perfectly horizontal, vertical and diagonal planes.

When you have the standard Lasso tool selected, you can temporarily transform the tool to the Polygonal lasso by pressing Alt. However, like you can with said tool, you can't also hold Shift to lock the cursor to any plane. It simply does not work. Why is this not a thing?
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Karoline

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Posted 1 month ago

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Karoline,

It sounds like this capability wasn't an expected scenario for this behavior to function.  But I'd be happy to log a feature request for you.  That request will be prioritized against all the other improvements we'd like to make, so it would be very helpful to have an example of how this improvement would enhance your workflow or improve your work.  Could I ask you to share such a description with me?

Thanks,
David
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Karoline

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Well, with it being such a common tool across all types of projects, being able to effortlessly switch between these functions is important. It shaves off a good few seconds per selection of you having to make the current selection with the lasso tool,  then switch over to the polygonal tool to add to it a perfectly horizontal or vertical selection.

I personally am both a photographer and digital painter, so working speedily is extremely important.