Liz Bode | COMP 3230 | University of Minnesota Duluth

Magnetic Lasso Tool


What to do

How to do it


Open an image you want to remove.

File > Open


Choose Magnetic Lasso

Click on tool bar or shift-L


Click to establish a fastening point

Move the mouse without pressing the mouse button, along the edge of the shape you want to select.


To close the selection line

Double click anywhere over the shape or click the starting point or press enter/return




* Pages from Weinman and Lourenkas, Photoshop 7 For Windows and Macintosh.  See diagram of toolbox and tools in the pop-out menus from the various toolbox buttons: pages 2-4