Learn Photoshop Magic Wand Tool

Adobe Photoshop Magic Wand Tool



What is Magic Wand Tool?


The Magic Wand Tool, known just as the Magic Wand, is one of the earliest selection tools in Photoshop. Unlike various other selection tools that select pixels in a photo based upon shapes or by detecting object edges, the Magic Wand chooses pixels based upon tone as well as color. Many people have the tendency to get frustrated with the Magic Wand because it could sometimes appear like it's impossible to manage which pixels the tool chooses.

When you click an area in a picture with the magic wand, all area which are a comparable color are selected. You could define numerous options to determine the exact selection.



How to Use Magic Wand Tool?


The Magic Wand Tool picks in a similar way colored area:

  1. In the Toolbox, select the Magic Wand Tool.
  2. On the Options bar, established the tool's options:
    • Tolerance specifies the tools sensitivity. The higher value you set, the wider areas are chosen
    • Contiguous pressures selecting similar colors only in the surrounding areas
    • Anti-alised softens the selection edges. It is set by default
    • Use All Layers makes the Magic Wand to select similarly colored locations in all visible layers
  3. Click the photo with the Magic Wand Tool to select an area
  4. While the “New selection” operating mode setting is selected on the Options bar, you delete the existing selection by making a brand-new selection.
  5. To include an area to the existing selection you have either to select the Contribute to selection option on the Options bar or to hold down [Shift] key while clicking.
  6. To subtract a location from the existing selection you have either to choose Subtract from selection option on the Options bar or to hold back [Alt] key while clicking.
  7. To intersect a new selection with the existing selection either choose the Intersect with selection option on the Options bar or hold [Shift+Alt] keys while picking.
  8. While the New selection option is picked as well as the arrow is within the picked area and also could move the selection (ie. boundaries of the selected location as well as not the photo content).
  9. You could also relocate the selection using the key-board cursor keys.

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