Making the Magic Wand tool work for you


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Making the Magic Wand tool work for you

The Magic Wand tool is perhaps the most commonly used of the selection methods based on color and tone, if for no other reason than it's been in Photoshop for quite a long time. But don't always automatically reach for the Magic Wand tool, because it really is a tool that's hard to control. Oftentimes you will find that the Quick Selection tool or the Color Range command are better bets. But if you do want to use the Magic Wand tool, it's useful to know some ways to try to control it, which is what I'm going to cover in this movie. The Magic Wand tool is located here in the toolbox with the Quick Selection tool.

Currently, I have the options for the Magic Wand tool set to their defaults in the Options bar. I am going to come into the image and try to select just this single rose by clicking on it with the magic wand. The place that I click affects which pixels will be initially selected, because what the tool does is it looks at the color and tone of the particular pixe...

Making the Magic Wand tool work for you
Video duration: 5m 23s 3h 45m Intermediate

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Making the Magic Wand tool work for you provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS5: Selections in Depth

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Photography
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Photoshop
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