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Remove Background from a Complex image

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I am trying to follow the instructions on page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlmA1qicXN0
Remove Background from a Complex image
The video indicates select the Free hand Selection tool and Type as Polyganal.

On the video I can see the line created also a return line to the begining.

However when I try to create a Polygon the return line does not exist. 
When I try to finish the line the polygon disappears.

Can anyone say where I may be going wrong please?

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After selecting the Freehand Tool, check the Context Toolbar to see if New is selected. Also check to see if the correct layer you want to base the selection on is highlighted on the Layers panel.

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15 hours ago, johnhardy said:

On the video I can see the line created also a return line to the begining.

However when I try to create a Polygon the return line does not exist. 

I think the "return line" was how the Tool used to work and that is an old video made when that version of the Tool was still in place.

It effectively made your selection a closed selection from the start and you just expanded it to encase whatever you wanted selected.

With the current version of the Tool you have to manually close the selection by clicking on your starting point once you have finished selecting what you want selected.


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7 hours ago, carl123 said:

I think the "return line" was how the Tool used to work and that is an old video made when that version of the Tool was still in place.

It effectively made your selection a closed selection from the start and you just expanded it to encase whatever you wanted selected.

With the current version of the Tool you have to manually close the selection by clicking on your starting point once you have finished selecting what you want selected.

Not true. I've just tested this with both versions, 1.6 and the current Beta RC-2. So long as you're close to your starting point, you can double-click and it will close the selection.


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Nice to know, could be useful for me on larger selections.


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