Originally Posted by Frick
Waaay back when I was doing such things in Photoshop 4/5, you zoomed in and was careful.
the most flexible way i know of is to zoom in, create a path around what you want to cut out. the path is editable, so if you mess up, or after cutting, realize you want something different, just adjust the path.
i usually just use the polygon lasso, zoom in and be careful. space+drag to scroll while zoomed in ftw