How to Use the automatic selection tools Photoshop Elements 10


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Using the automatic selection tools

Some of the selection tools do a lot of the work for you selecting automatically based on color, tone, and contrast in your image. One of those tools is the Magic Wand tool. I'm going to select the Magic Wand in the toolbar, and then I'm going to move into this image and I'd like to select these grain silos. So I'm going to click right here in the middle of the silos, and that does select some of the silos but not all. This is often the case because what the Magic Wand does is it looks at the pixel on which I clicked, and then it selects other contiguous pixels that are within a particular range of similar color and tone to the pixel that I clicked on.

So when you get a result like this that's not complete with this tool, what can you do? You could try going up to the Options Bar and unchecking Contiguous and going to the Tolerance field and increasing the range of tones that are selected by typing over the default number 32 levels with some other number. I never know...

Using the automatic selection tools
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Using the automatic selection tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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