how to use photoshop lasso toolNo doubt, Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful and widely used photo editor. It comes with tons of features and options that enable us to edit any image. For most of the editing tasks, it requires selection tools to select and cut an image precisely.

Adobe Photoshop comes with different selection tools to work with; one of the most widely used selection tools is the Lasso Tool.

 While most of the beginners prefer using a rectangle or shape-oriented tools to select an image, they got stuck selecting an image with complex areas.

For instance, if you are working with an image of Car, Bottles, eye, or anything with complex corners, selecting corners of the image can be difficult for you.

In these situations, the Lasso tool comes into action. It is perfect for picking complex areas in an image as this is a freehand tool that lets you select areas by dragging the cursor on the image.

Working With the Right Lasso Tool:

Choosing right lasso tool in photoshopUsing the lasso tool requires a good quality mouse, decent drawing skills, and a little patience. There are three variants of Lasso tool available in Photoshop, including Standard Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, and Polygonal Lasso Tool.

All of these works differently for different tasks. While working with the lasso tool, you can switch between these three by pressing either L or Shift + L on your keyboard.

How to use the Lasso Tool in Photoshop?

Before moving over to removing any lasso selection in photoshop, we must have to make any selection. To make you understand how this lasso tool works, we will give a short idea of using Lasso tool in photoshop for selection. Here, we will be using the Standard Lasso tool for this tutorial.

how to selection outline with lasso toolFor using this tool, you can click and hold the mouse to draw selection on the image.

Always make sure to close the selection at the point from where you have started, or Photoshop will do it for you when you release the mouse. But in case of automatic selection, Photoshop will draw a straight line from the point you have dropped selecting to the starting point of the selection.

In this way, you can make a selection using the lasso tool in Photoshop. But the problem arises when you are finished working with the lasso tool as most of the beginners get stuck removing the lasso selection.

But you don’t worry; you can follow the procedure given below to delete the lasso selection.

How to Delete Lasso Selection in Photoshop?

Delete Lasso Selection in PhotoshopOnce you are finished working with the lasso tool, you can easily remove the lasso selection from the image in Photoshop. You can remove the lasso selection in three different ways.

  1. Go to the Select menu  > Deselect to remove the selection.
  2. Or press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + D (Windows) or Command + D (Mac).
  3. Else, you can click anywhere inside of the selection with Lasso Tool to remove the selection.

You can follow any of the three steps describes above to remove the lasso selection in Adobe Photoshop.