I started with Painter many years ago with Painters 2,3,4 and 7. Though I use Painter 7 a lot, I still used Painter 3 on my MAC, BECAUSE it had a cut and paste program that did straight lines. All I've been able to do with the more recent programs is LASSO, which doesn't have that feature.
Well, I had to upgrade the OS on the Mac and have lost the capability of using Painter 3. I bought ESSENTIALS because I could at least still bring up my old files and pictures that I had painted. Maybe I have missing something , maybe there is a feature that does cut and paste with straight lines but I'm not smart enough to find it.
I am thankful that you started the Essentials Cafe. Now I can talk with someone smarter than me.
There is a polygonal selection tool in Painter 11. You perform a series of "clicks" on the canvas and a straight line selection is drawn between each of your "clicks". You double-click to "close" the selection. The you can do whatever you want with your selection.
Is that what you were asking?Jennifer