Contiguous and Anti-Aliased Selections in Photoshop


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Contiguous and Anti-aliased selections

In this exercise we're going to take a look at these three check boxes that are available in the options bar when you're using the Magic Wand tool. We'll start with Contiguous, very easy to understand, then Sample All Layers, and finally the biggest concept of them all, which is Anti-aliasing. I've gone ahead and re-established the default settings for the Magic Wand tool, and I've restored the saved version of the Gradient demo file. I'm working on a Background layer, as you can see. If I go ahead and click in this top gradient, I select only the adjacent pixels by default. In other words, I don't jump across that blue gap.

However, if I turn off Contiguous, which is essentially just another word for adjacent, and then I go ahead and click at that same spot again, notice this time I jumped the gap. So the fact that this blue bar is in the way no longer matters. All right, I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+D or Command +D on the Mac to deselect that area and I...

Contiguous and Anti-aliased selections
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Contiguous and Anti-aliased selections provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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