Stretching lasso with Wacom tablet

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May 18, 2004
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At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire 3 tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase the area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements 1.0

Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?

Si.

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edjh
May 18, 2004
Si wrote:

At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire 3 tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase the area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements 1.0
Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.
Are you sure he wasn’t using the Pen tool (a path in other words) or Transform Selection? Unless Elements lasso is far different from Photoshop’s, which I doubt, it’s not a normal feature.

Or maybe I’m not understanding your description.


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Si
May 18, 2004
"edjh" wrote in message
Si wrote:

At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire
3
tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase
the
area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements

1.0
Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.
Are you sure he wasn’t using the Pen tool (a path in other words) or Transform Selection? Unless Elements lasso is far different from Photoshop’s, which I doubt, it’s not a normal feature.

Or maybe I’m not understanding your description.


Comic book sketches and artwork:
http://www.sover.net/~hannigan/edjh.html
Comics art for sale:
http://www.sover.net/~hannigan/batsale.html

I watched him roughly lasso a flower – he then tidied up the edges by nudging the lasso in and out – by pushing at the ‘marching ants’…

Si.
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Odysseus
May 19, 2004
In article <c8e65v$ilb$>,
"Si" wrote:
I watched him roughly lasso a flower – he then tidied up the edges by nudging the lasso in and out – by pushing at the ‘marching ants’…
Are you sure he was "pushing at" the selection, or might he have been adding (and subtracting) small regions to (and from) it?


Odysseus
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Si
May 19, 2004
"Odysseus" wrote in message
In article <c8e65v$ilb$>,
"Si" wrote:
I watched him roughly lasso a flower – he then tidied up the edges by nudging the lasso in and out – by pushing at the ‘marching ants’…
Are you sure he was "pushing at" the selection, or might he have been adding (and subtracting) small regions to (and from) it?

Odysseus

He quite clearly pushed outwards to enlarge the selection and pushed inwards to make it smaller. He was giving one to one sessions so I should have had on one myself.

Si.

Si.
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lkrz
May 19, 2004
He quite clearly pushed outwards to enlarge the selection and pushed inwards to make it smaller. He was giving one to one sessions so I should have had on one myself.

Check Wacom’s site to see if it’s in the Tips section.
http://www.wacom.com/tips/index.cfm?category=Photoshop
And make sure you’ve installed the latest driver as well as PenTools, a free plug in from Wacom. Get it in Support at the same place you get the latest driver.

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Chris
May 20, 2004
At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire 3 tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase the area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements 1.0
Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.

The only thing that comes to mind is putting the lasso tool in ADD mode (either by holding a modifier key down, or by click once on the appropriate symbol in the options bar across the top of the drawing window afetr selecting the lasso tool.


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Si
May 20, 2004
"Chris Havel" wrote in message
At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire
3
tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase
the
area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements

1.0
Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.

The only thing that comes to mind is putting the lasso tool in ADD mode (either by holding a modifier key down, or by click once on the appropriate symbol in the options bar across the top of the drawing window afetr selecting the lasso tool.

Think I have the answer…

http://www.adobe.co.uk/digitalimag/tips/phsel2mask/main.html

It wasn’t a lasso he was using, but the selection brush. The second set of images show how it is done.

I can seem to replicate this in PS, other than adding tor or subtracting from a selection. Which doesn’t appear to be as fluid.

Si.
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edjh
May 20, 2004
Si wrote:

"Chris Havel" wrote in message

At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire

3

tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase

the

area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements

1.0

Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.

The only thing that comes to mind is putting the lasso tool in ADD mode (either by holding a modifier key down, or by click once on the appropriate symbol in the options bar across the top of the drawing window afetr selecting the lasso tool.

Think I have the answer…

http://www.adobe.co.uk/digitalimag/tips/phsel2mask/main.html
It wasn’t a lasso he was using, but the selection brush. The second set of images show how it is done.

I can seem to replicate this in PS, other than adding tor or subtracting from a selection. Which doesn’t appear to be as fluid.

Si.
Ah. This looks like an implementation of Quickmask. I don’t think Photoshop has the Selection Brush as yet. Looks interesting though.


Comic book sketches and artwork:
http://www.sover.net/~hannigan/edjh.html
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Chris
May 21, 2004
In article <c8houq$ubp$>,
"Si" wrote:

"Chris Havel" wrote in message
At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire
3
tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase
the
area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements

1.0
Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly

ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?
Si.

The only thing that comes to mind is putting the lasso tool in ADD mode (either by holding a modifier key down, or by click once on the appropriate symbol in the options bar across the top of the drawing window afetr selecting the lasso tool.

Think I have the answer…

http://www.adobe.co.uk/digitalimag/tips/phsel2mask/main.html
It wasn’t a lasso he was using, but the selection brush. The second set of images show how it is done.

I can seem to replicate this in PS, other than adding tor or subtracting from a selection. Which doesn’t appear to be as fluid.

Si.

That’s pretty cool. Sort of a shortcut to the the quickmask approach.


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Mike Russell
May 22, 2004
Si wrote:
At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire 3 tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase the area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements
1.0

Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly
ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?

How about this. He may have lassoed the selection, then converted the selection to a path, using the "Make Work Path" button at the bottom of the Paths palette (or a function key tied to an action), used the direct selection tool to drag the path control points around, then converted back to a selection, using the "Load Selection from Path" button (or a function key).


Mike Russell
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Mike Russell
May 22, 2004
Mike Russell wrote:
Si wrote:
At focus this year I watched a Wacom rep lasso an object with a Graphire 3 tablet. He then proceeded to ‘nudge’ the edges of the lasso to increase the area it covered.

He was using Photoshop Elements 2.

I can’t seem to get the thing to do this in either PS5, 7 or Elements
1.0

Is this only a feature of PS Elements 2 or have I:

i) Not set the thing up correctly
ii) Not installed a vital piece of software such as a plug in?

How about this. He may have lassoed the selection, then converted the selection to a path, using the "Make Work Path" button at the bottom of the Paths palette (or a function key tied to an action), used the direct selection tool to drag the path control points around, then converted back to a selection, using the "Load Selection from Path" button (or a function key).

After reading the rest of this thread, I think it’s most likely the selection brush. Cool tool.


Mike Russell
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