How To…Magic Lasso

morpholio trace
4 min readApr 6, 2019

Have you seen your newest magic lasso feature? Want to copy, mirror, flip or delete any specific selection of a sketch? Well, now you can! Below is a quick “How To” guide to get you started on this exciting new way of working with your drawing.

01. Tap Selection Tool

When opening up the selection tool, your interface will hide and you can draw your magic lasso around any part of your sketch. Not seeing these buttons? Ensure you have the latest update here.

02. Which Layer will Lasso?

You can only lasso one layer at a time. If your layers are stacked, you will only be able to lasso the top layer. In this case, turn off layers above it or move the layer you want to the top layer. If your layers are spread out like sheets of paper, the first layer you touch to start your lasso will determine what lines you can select. You will see a black indicator around that sheet of paper. Your selected lines will be changed on that layer only.

03. Draw Your Lasso

Make any lasso shape around the specific part of the sketch that you want to select. Everything inside of that lasso will be selected. Hint: Zoom in for better selection.

04. The Selection Tool Bar

Now you can duplicate, move, scale, rotate, mirror, or delete the selected area of your sketch! Remember to tap outside the selection area to confirm and create the duplicate. If you exit by tapping the “Selection” icon, you will loose the selection. Hint: Make sure “Lock Scale” button is red to keep your drawing size from changing!




05. Return to Drawing

Tap the “Selection” icon again to exit “Selection Mode”. Congrats! You’ve now transformed your sketch!

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