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Lasso Polygonal - include a subtract in old refine or refine new subtract alone


Jomodo

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Hi all,

I have finished using the Polygonal Lasso tool to select an object with ruff edges by zooming to 200% and slowly making my way around the shape, when I finished I did a "Refine" for the selection and it looked fine. Then I subtracted 2 new areas, each of these two areas are separate selection (deselection), meaning they don't connect with the bigger circles, they subtract 2 circles from the bigger circle.

The problem I need help with is that if I use "Refine" again to smooth the two new subtracted borders it will affect the previous border and ruin it, is there a way to make the new "Refine" just for the two newly subtracted areas OR make the old "Refine" order apply to the newly subtracted areas?
 

IamSam

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That depends on how you layered your selections. Did you save the two subtracted selections? If not you will have to re-select them individually and then use refine edge.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Can you please upload screen shots?
 

Jomodo

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That depends on how you layered your selections. Did you save the two subtracted selections? If not you will have to re-select them individually and then use refine edge.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Can you please upload screen shots?
I don't really get layers or how to utilize them, when I subtracted I saved the selection with the same name I used before. regarding selecting individually, being a subtract not an add is making this too complex for me to understand how it will work.

I just went back in history before refine step and will add the subtract step then refine all.

Thank you for your help IamSam
 

MrToM

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...and will add the subtract step then refine all...
As the name implies...'Refine Edge' works on the current marquee....which is just a single marquee regardless of how its produced.

As you've stated...create your marquee first, then use refine edge....that's really how it's intended to be used....so you're on the right track. :thumbsup:

Regards.
MrToM.
 

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