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    Hi all,
    Just recently I luckyly heard about RetouchPRO....unbelieveable!!!
    There's one detail I can not follow in this video tutorial, my bad english :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TmRXxP5-5U
    RetouchPRO LIVE - Photoshop Solutions, by Steve Caplin.

    Near the end of the tuts (at time 1:04:35), Steve selected the window glass with lasso tool, he probably made lasso tool draw straight line, and I think it's not Polygon Lasso tool.
    I tested myself, not working.
    Could anybody please help me out?
    Last edited by anderson234; 02-07-2017, 11:58 PM.

  • #2
    Re: straight line with lasso tool?

    Use polygonal for straight line or pen tool.

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    • #3
      Re: straight line with lasso tool?

      You can do just that by holding the Option key (PC: Alt key), releasing the mouse button, and continuing to draw your selection. You'll notice that your cursor changes to the Polygonal Lasso tool, and that as you move the mouse, a perfectly straight selection will drag out.

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      • #4
        Re: straight line with lasso tool?

        Originally posted by RCliff View Post
        You can do just that by holding the Option key (PC: Alt key), releasing the mouse button, and continuing to draw your selection. You'll notice that your cursor changes to the Polygonal Lasso tool, and that as you move the mouse, a perfectly straight selection will drag out.
        Thanks for the help. Works great! Releasing mouse is important.

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        • #5
          Re: straight line with lasso tool?

          Almost as important as reading the manual.

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          • #6
            Re: straight line with lasso tool?

            Originally posted by skoobey View Post
            Almost as important as reading the manual.
            Yeah, I find it in the manual.
            You're right, I learned tons of video tuts, but never read the manual.

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            • #7
              Re: straight line with lasso tool?

              Originally posted by anderson234 View Post
              Hi all,
              Just recently I luckyly heard about RetouchPRO....unbelieveable!!!
              There's one detail I can not follow in this video tutorial, my bad english :
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TmRXxP5-5U
              RetouchPRO LIVE - Photoshop Solutions, by Steve Caplin.

              Near the end of the tuts (at time 1:04:35), Steve selected the window glass with lasso tool, he probably made lasso tool draw straight line, and I think it's not Polygon Lasso tool.
              I tested myself, not working.
              Could anybody please help me out?
              Its indeed very helpful. But I have a question, isnt it better to use pen tool to create a straight line?

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              • #8
                Re: straight line with lasso tool?

                Originally posted by shumicpi View Post
                Its indeed very helpful. But I have a question, isnt it better to use pen tool to create a straight line?
                I think pen can do that, but a little slower.
                Last edited by anderson234; 02-14-2017, 05:00 AM.

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