Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Magic Wand tool, part of Photoshop: Selections (2011).
The Magic Wand tool under the right circumstances can seem like a truly …magical tool for creating Selections. In fact even when it doesn't seem to be …performing in a magical way it may often be the best tool for creating an initial Selection. …Let's see what this tool has to offer and how it is best put to use. …At its heart the Magic Wand tool is really just a variation on the Eyedropper tool. …You sample a specific area of the image and then Photoshop compares the value of …that pixel, analyzing all three color channels individually to neighboring …pixels to determine whether those neighboring pixels represent a close …enough match to be included in the selection.…
Because the magic wand tool is a variation on the eyedropper tool, we …actually need to take a look at a setting for the eyedropper tool, before working …with the magic wand tool. So let's choose the Eyedropper tool, from …the toolbox, the shortcut key is the letter I, if you prefer. …And then we'll take a look at the sample size setting. …
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Saving and loading selections
- Using Deselect, Reselect, and Hide
- Selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Refining selections
- Selection projects
Skill Level Advanced
Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depthwith Jan Kabili3h 45m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Refining Selections
5. Selection Projects
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