How to Use the Magic Wand Tool in Illustrator CS6


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Using the Magic Wand tool

Up until now we've been using very precise methods of selection, wherein we clicked on something and it became selected. However, there may come a time when you need to select objects that are similar to one another, or you're working on a complex piece of artwork and you need to select multiple objects at a time. Performing a task like this with tools like the Direct or Group Selection tools could prove to be quite tedious, because you have to point and click and point and click, and you have to hold down the Shift key or other modifier keys to make your selection more accurate. Enter the Magic Wand tool.

The Magic Wand tool allows you to make selections of multiple items simply by clicking on one of them and then finding other items with similar attributes and making them part of the selection automatically. Let's take a look at exactly what I mean. First off, I'm going to show you just how tedious the direct selection method can be. If I come up and grab the Direct Select...

Using the Magic Wand tool
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Using the Magic Wand tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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