2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2011 10:07 PM by Avian Rand

    Make selection with pen tool?

    Avian Rand

      In photoshop, you can create a path with the pen tool and then make that path a selection as if you'd used the lasso tool. How do you turn a pen path into a lasso selection in Flash (CS4)?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Keith

        • 1. Re: Make selection with pen tool?
          somascope Level 3

          Essentially, any path that you drawn in Flash, that you want to use to make a sub-selection of your artwork, has to be pasted onto your artwork layer and the "outside" portion deleted.

           

          Let's say you imported JPG into Flash of a house, and you wanted to remove the background. First, break it apart so that it's a fill. Then, it can help to draw your manually-drawn pen selection on a new layer above. Once you have traced the house/drawn your selection (making sure it's a closed selection) , copy the lines and paste that onto your layer of artwork. Click outside of the selection and delete the edges.

           

          One could also decide to fill the drawn selection lines, and use that as a mask for the artwork.

           

          Flash has fewer of the drawing tools than Photoshop or Illustrator. But even if this doesn't answer your question, there is a way to do what you want.

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          • 2. Re: Make selection with pen tool?
            Avian Rand Level 1

            That helped a lot. Thank you.