Understanding the Magic Wand tool


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Understanding the Magic Wand tool

So far in this chapter, we've been looking at selection methods that are hand based. You are somehow interacting with the image to follow an edge, for example, in order to describe that area of the screen. What we're going to look at now is the Magic Wand tool. It is different. It's not something that you draw with. It is actually something that you wave over an area and magically, which is where it gets its name, selects a specific area of an image. And in this image I'm going to select the decking in this image so that I can change its quality a bit, probably in its density, its brightness, or its color.

And once we get it selected we can try as many things as we want really. So, let's go through the first step of capturing just this area of the image. And you can see this is not something that you would want to try to follow along and completely select by hand. It would be really laborious. So the Magic Wand is definitely better suited to this type of capture. And fi...

Understanding the Magic Wand tool
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Understanding the Magic Wand tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Painter 12 Essential Training

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