Making selections using the Magic Wand tool


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Making selections using the Magic Wand tool

Earlier, we saw how the Lasso and Polygonal Selection tools work by selecting the edge or the outline of an image element in order to isolate it. Those tools are great for very specific image areas. But you are going to run into cases where it's not so well defined and that's when the Magic Wand becomes your tool of choice. Now the Magic Wand is located up here. It's the tool immediately to the right of the other Selection tools. So I'm going to select that and the way this tool works rather than describing an area by hand, it works based on color and for example, if I click in the area of the sky, you will see that it very quickly is able to locate most of the colors in the sky.

So what happened there was, when I clicked on a pixel or a color in the sky, it used this Tolerance to determine, well how far from that color should I move out and select other colors. So there's two things going on here. There is the color you select as well as what the Tolerance Level is set...

Making selections using the Magic Wand tool
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Making selections using the Magic Wand tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Painter 11 Essential Training

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