# Lasso select in straight lines?

I'm using the "lasso" selection tool by holding Ctrl and dragging the left mouse button in edit mode in order to select a group of vertices inside the selected area. However, my mouse hand isn't very good at drawing straight lines, and I keep selecting vertices that I don't want. I can select like the top shape, but need to select in straight lines like the bottom shape:

Is there such a thing as a "straight lasso" select tool, instead of the freehand one? I've tried using the B keyboard shortcut to select in a square, but I need to be able to draw my own polygonal shape.

• As far as I know there is nothing beyond Border Select (Bkey by default) – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Nov 30 '16 at 0:56
• Have you tried the C button? Press C button, then hold LMB and drag the cursor to select the desired vertices. – Paul Gonet Nov 30 '16 at 1:15
• @PaulGonet, that's a very helpful tool, thanks! It definitely helps in those narrow areas. Also discovered that + key makes the selection larger, and middle button deselects the painted vertices. – Marquizzo Nov 30 '16 at 1:24
• @Marco Del Valle Instead of using the + button you may just scroll the Mouse Wheel. BTW Is this the tool you're looking for? – Paul Gonet Nov 30 '16 at 1:28
• @PaulGonet that also works. It's not exactly the tool that I was looking for, as I was looking for a tool that would let you make selections in straight lines, instead of hand-drawing, but this one definitely helps. – Marquizzo Nov 30 '16 at 1:30