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have been a photoshop devotee for years and am trying to move my entire folio of work into Affinity.

 

the one issue I am having is finding the equivalent of the polygonal lasso tool that is in Photoshop for trimming photos/layers? A lot of my work requires scanning in existing drawings and then trimming around them to give them a clean edge. I have been able to do this using the masking tools but cannot for the life of me figure out how to mask a clean, straight edge? I am probably being a bit thick but am really struggling to find a solution. Any tips would be appreciated.

 

As I cannot seem to articulate what I am trying to say, I have taken some crude screenshots of what I mean and attached them,

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Exactly - I am excited for this software - but I use the polygonal lasso a whole lot. I hope it is incorporated in the full roll out or else it's back to Pixelmator for me.

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Dear mgsalinger,

That doesn't work when I try it?

 

 

Holding the shift key down makes the current lasso tool work like the polygonal tool - but it is a bit cumbersome having to hold the key down.

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The solution with the Tab key is absolutely impractical. For complicated objects you get a cramp in the finger. When the edge of the picture is reached, the picture does not move automatically as in Photoshop. Moving while pressing Space button also does not work. As soon as you release the Shift key, the marking will be automatically closed. That's a crap. Why is the Photoshop-function of Polygon Lasso not simply adopted? This is a knockout criterion for me.

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I found out how it works. Click on the freehand selection on the left and select the polygonal field at the top (red arrows). Then the shift key does not have to be pressed and moving the image with the space key is possible. What is still missing is the automatic move, if one comes to the edge of the picture.

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