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There are 3 lasso tools, the regular lasso tool, the polygonal lasso tool and the magnetic lasso tool. In this lesson I want to show you the tricks of the trade, how to use these 3 lasso tools and for those that are already familiar with the lasso tools maybe a couple of things you might not have noticed you could do with them already.

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I’m not sure if many of the new Photoshop users know exactyly what an action is, so what is an action? Photoshop Actions are premade effects, and by loading an action (opening .atn action file) you can play and load steps that have been premade for you and use them on any image. Photoshop Actions add different effects to images, bringing them to life with an easy click of a button, saving you hours of hard work and editing.

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There are a lot of designers out there that a nice enough to make brushes, gradients, shapes, patterns and handing it out to the public to use free of charge, but how do you install and use them? Heres how, once you have downloaded a brush, pattern, shape or gradient all you need to do is find the right file to place it in. First you will need to locate the Presets folder, the path for this should be as shown below:

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Today’s lesson is on smart objects and this is probably going to be the fastest tutorial ever but I am going to show you anyway because I’m sure you guys will be using this all the time. Now what I did here is make an image smaller and bigger again to show you what happens to the quality, as you can see it gets really pixelated.

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