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Creating a mask using freehand tracing
To create a mask using freehand tracing:
1 In the Tools pane, click Freehand Mask/Cutout.
2 If part of the photo or project is already masked, choose whether to add or subtract the new masked area from the existing mask.
3 Trace around the area of the photo that you want to mask until the selection is enclosed.
To begin, click on the photo at the edge of the area you want to mask. A white circle, the starting point, appears. Click around the area until it is surrounded. Click on the starting point to enclose the area.
4 Optional: To unmask everything in the photo except the selected area, click Invert Selection.
Tip: To unmask all areas of the photo, click Reset.
5 If desired, use the Edge Fading slider to increase or decrease the blurring of the edges of the mask.
6 Optional: Repeat this procedure, or use one of the other masking procedures, to either add to the masked area or subtract from it.
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