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How to create a shortcut to add/subtract selection in lasso

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Hello, I would like to know if there are a way to create a shortcut to add/subtract selection in phothosop when I'm usisng the tool lasso. I mean change between the options of the screen shot.Captura de pantalla 2021-11-25 195903.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021
Hi! Holding Shift will let you addHolding Alt will let you subtractHolding both Shift and Alt will let you intersect This is a great article to show all the uses for the lasso tools as well! Guide to the Lasso Tool in Photoshop | Envira Gallery

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Although you can't change the shortcut, it is probably best to learn and use the current keys. The reason is important: Shift to add and Alt/Option to subtract are not only used to add/subtract with the Lasso tool, but also for all other selection tools in Photoshop. And not only that, the same keys do the same thing in similar tools in other applications, including many programs that are not by Adobe. In fact Adobe did not invent the Shift/Alt convention — they followed the example set by earli...

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Hi!

 

Holding Shift will let you add

Holding Alt will let you subtract

Holding both Shift and Alt will let you intersect

 

This is a great article to show all the uses for the lasso tools as well!

 

Guide to the Lasso Tool in Photoshop | Envira Gallery

 

 

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks you, and is there a way to change this shortcut for other key?

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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I'm not sure if there is for the lasso selctions? I tried digging in the keyboard shortcuts by selecting Edit > Keyboard shortcuts (or Window > Workspace > Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus) You can change the lasso key short cuts there but I did not see an answer to the add/subtract/intersect options.

 

There may be somone smarter than me who might have the answer hopefully!

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Hi, those are part of the hardcoded shortcuts in Photoshop, no way to change them.

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Although you can't change the shortcut, it is probably best to learn and use the current keys. The reason is important: Shift to add and Alt/Option to subtract are not only used to add/subtract with the Lasso tool, but also for all other selection tools in Photoshop. And not only that, the same keys do the same thing in similar tools in other applications, including many programs that are not by Adobe. In fact Adobe did not invent the Shift/Alt convention — they followed the example set by earlier image editing applications 30 years ago.

 

So Shift to add and Alt/Option to subtract are actually industry standard shortcuts for adding to and subtracting from selections in general. If you were able to change them in Photoshop, that might slow you down in other applications because you would have created a shortcut inconsistency with all other applications that handle selections.

 

It would probably be better for you to become familiar with these industry standard shortcuts as they are, so that you can easily work in any application.

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Ok, thanks for answer I think that is better learn to use the default shotcuts.

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