[HELP] Prevent lasso activating if less than 3 pixels

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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The problem:

 

- If a selection is small enough, I deselect by tapping a non-selected area (less fatigue than ctrl D). This doesn't always work -- I have to be careful when tapping or else a tiny selection appears (or worse: "no pixels are more than 50% selected")

 

My work requires anti-aliasing to be on. Curious if there's a way to prevent a selection from activating if it's less than 3 pixels, for example.

 

Any suggestions appreciated. TY.

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Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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@ryank45859795 wrote on July 15:

Curious if there's a way to prevent a selection from activating if it's less than 3 pixels...


 

No, not within Photoshop out of the box.

 

I have been clicking to deselect just as you do for decades, but have never made a new selection when doing so. Check to see if you might be dragging the mouse just a smidge instead of clicking.

 

You can't make a selection with a click, afaik, you have to drag the mouse.

 

Apologies for the two-day delay in answering your post.

 

Jane

 

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It might also be worth evaluating the whole workflow. 

 

What input device is being used – mouse, tablet, …? 

Why the Lasso Tool at all? 

Could Layer Masks or Paths be used instead? 

 

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