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I'm new to Affinity and trying to find my way around, i have moved over to a Mac and was using old version of Photo plus,i have been looking for the Affinity version of the magnetic lasso, can you tell me where it is.

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @the wall. :)

 

Magnetic lasso mode is quite well hidden! When you choose the Freehand Selection Tool (on the same toolbar flyout as the Rectangular Marquee Tool) the Context toolbar acquires 'Type' buttons so that you can choose between freehand, polygonal and magnetic mode.

 


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Once in Magnetic mode, click a start point and then release the mouse button. Trace the mouse around the area to be selected and right click out of active selection mode when you return to the beginning point. The "string of beads" means it's working. Took me a bit of fumbling to find it too,

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Hi Flocki24,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Click the small triangle in the marquee selection tools, select the Freehand Selection Tool and change its mode to Magnetic (in the Type section - third icon) in the context toolbar.

 

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Another vote of thanks for this tip :) It is in the help file, but searching for lasso doesn't work; magnetic or polygonal will.

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