Using the Scissor Tool

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Using the Scissor Tool

The scissor tool (selects shapes from images) can be a confusing tool at first
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  • Submitted on: 2008-04-03 00:29:22

  • Submitted By: Devesh Khanna

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The scissor tool (selects shapes from images) can be a confusing tool at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's great for extracting objects from your photos.

Step 1: Open your image

Go ahead and open up the image you want to try this on. I'm going to use this image:

Step 2: Start clicking

Select the Scissor tool (Shortcut: i). Next, click on the edge of your shape.

Then keep clicking at regular intervals on the edge, making your way around the perimeter of your shape.    More detail...

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