Automatic selection tools


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Automatic selection tools

There are a couple of selection tools in elements that select automatically on the basis of color and tone and those are the Magic Wand tool and the newer and often more effective, Quick Selection tool. I will show the Magic Wand tool by selecting it in the toolbar and then I'm going to go into the image with all of the Magic Wand options at their defaults and click in this area of the sky to see if I can select the entire sky. Well, the Magic Wand didn't do a very good job of that. What the tool does is looks at the pixel on which I've clicked and then selects a range of pixels of similar color and tone.

There are a couple of things that I can do with a Magic Wand to try to get a better selection. So I'm going to deselect by pressing Command+D on the keyboard and then I'm going to go up to the Options bar for the Magic Wand and I'm going to uncheck Contiguous. When contiguous is checked, the Magic Wand will only select pixels that are adjacent to one another in the...

Automatic selection tools
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Automatic selection tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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