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couldn't find an object to select (Object Selection Tool not working anymore)

Explorer ,
Dec 25, 2021 Dec 25, 2021

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Hello,

 

It's the second time today (different photo) that the Object Selection Tool (ObSeTo) stopped functioning.

I am getting the error message: "Couldn't find an object to select. There might not been enough edge contrast, or the object might be too small."

 

In general ObSsTo has still many issues. I am selecting something and it deselects the area that I had just selected! Even though it has a different color, which makes me to go back and re-select that area, again.couldnt find an object to select-Screenshot 2021-12-25 203539.jpg

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Community Expert ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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Seems logical to me that this happens. First of all, the Object Selection Tool is a tool that is based on artificial intelligence. That means that it is trained with a number of objects to make it learn to recognise such objects. A small twig is probably not one of the objects the tool is trained with. Secondly, you are partly selecting a much bigger (and possibly known object): a hand. That will confuse the tool even further. And thirdly the object is split into two objects by the thumb. Maybe it does work if you select  the parts separately.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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@LuminousSky 

 

What happens if you change the Mode from "Rectangle" to Polygonal" in the options bar and draw a loose selection around the leaf?

 

Jane

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Explorer ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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Not at all. I use the ObSeTo the past two years for all of my photos such as this one, and it works fine (even though the fan starts going crazy whenever I start cropping).

I guess that is either a bug from Photoshop, or I have accidentally changed something.

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Explorer ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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@jane-e 

There's no option for polygonal. Only 'Rectangle' and 'Lasso'. Is that option to be found somewhere else?couldnt find an object to select-Screenshot 2021-12-26.jpg

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Community Expert ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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@LuminousSky said:

There's no option for polygonal. Only 'Rectangle' and 'Lasso'.

 

My apologies, I meant "Lasso". I was on my iPad this morning. Sometimes this works when the Rectangle does not. Here I "lassoed one section of the leaf, then released and used the Shift key to add to the selection and lasso other section.

 

janee_1-1640542882810.png

 

Jane

 

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New Here ,
Dec 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2022

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didnt you find a solution for that ?
its making me crazy

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