Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Magic Wand tool, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
To a certain extent, you can think of the Magic Wand tool, as having been replaced …by the Quick Selection tool. The Quick Selection tool is certainly a …little bit more powerful in some respects. …But when it comes to creating selections that can contain discontiguous areas, the …Magic Wand tool is hard to beat. And the best example of the situation …we're likely to use the Magic Wand tool, is when selecting skies. …At first glance, you might assume sky in this image is completely contiguous, it's …all one area that's not broken up by any objects getting in the way.…
However a closer look shows that we have some sky showing through the bell tower here. …And if I were going to adjust the sky, I probably want to adjust that area as …well, and so the Quick Selection tool wouldl not be an ideal solution. …The Magic Wand tool however, can be very, very effective. …I'll start by selecting the Magic Wand tool. …It's hiding underneath the Quick Selection tool, so the first thing I'll …do is click and hold my mouse on the Quick Selection tool button on the tool box. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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