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Stop polygonal lasso tool from auto-completing

Explorer ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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This is driving me crazy. How do I stop the polygonal lasso from auto-completing/closing the lasso before I've finished selecting my points? It doesn't happen all the time, but about 1/3 of the time.    cc2017 (latest update), Mac OSX, Wacom.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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It sounds like you are double clicking which will close the polygon.

If you are using a Wacom you might want to look at the double click distance in the Wacom options

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Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Thanks Dave, I'll give that a shot and see if it makes a difference!

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Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Unfortunately, even turning that off completely (overall and in the app) hasn't fixed the problem. Any other ideas?

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Explorer ,
Aug 11, 2017 Aug 11, 2017

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1. Is there a way to turn this off so you can't accidentally click to complete?

2. Is there a way to undo it when it happens? (cmd-z doesn't work).

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Explorer ,
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 17, 2017

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Does nobody at Adobe actually monitor these forums?

Or do they expect other customers to do their job for them?

For what we pay monthly I'd expect someone to answer these questions.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 17, 2017

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These are user to user forums.

You can feedback to Adobe here :

Photoshop Family Customer Community

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 17, 2018 Jan 17, 2018

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I'm wondering about people's workflow with the lasso tool.  It you watch Bert Monroy's video tutorials, he draws and lifts off to auto complete, or he touches down, and then holds down the Alt key to turn it into the polygonal lasso and touches down a series of points and lets go of the Alt key and lifts off to complete.  That's also how I work, but having made the selection, fine tune it with the Alt and Shift keys to remove or add.  Working this way, I don't think I have ever had an errant auto complete.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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This problem has only started since latest updating of Photoshop v23.1. I have an Apple M1 Version 11.6.

It used to happen way back before CC online and it just seemed to go away by itself. Inconceivable that such an issue still lurks in the program. This needs a fix

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Just updated to Photoshop v23.02 and the problem has gone 🙂

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