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Hello everyone,

I downloaded Paint a week ago and have been trying to get used to it, and although it seems a comprehensive and good quality programme, I am struggling with the Lasso tool.

It seems that I can only lasso irregular shapes by holding down the mouse button, whereas I'd have much more control if I could make a series of clicks to connect straight lines. Do you know what I mean?

Is Paint missing this feature so common on other image software, or am I an idiot? I have searched the menus hard, but I still can't find how to do it.

Thanks in advance,

Rick

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I've suggested it before, but there is an alternative.

1. Create a new layer.

2. Color in what you want to select with brushes and lines.

3. Use the magic wand at 0 tolerance to select the colored area.

4. Select the other layer, and Viola! You have an (almost) perfect selection!

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I've suggested it before, but there is an alternative.

1. Create a new layer.

2. Color in what you want to select with brushes and lines.

3. Use the magic wand at 0 tolerance to select the colored area.

4. Select the other layer, and Viola! You have an (almost) perfect selection!

Thank you, I can indeed see how that would work, but it gets a bit of a faf if you have lots of layers in play.

But thanks again, at least that is something to fall back on and is certainly more accurate than going totally freehand.

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