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The Magic Wand tool


The Magic Wand tool is very similar to the Quick Selection tool, above, except you can refine the selection before you begin. Choose the Magic Wand, then in the Options bar:

  • Set the “Tolerance” level to a low number to limit the color selection close to the first color on which you click; set a higher number to grab more colors outside that original range.
  • Check “Anti-alias” for a smoother edge.
  • To select all similar colors in the image with one click, uncheck “Contiguous” (if “Contiguous” is checked, only similar colors that are touching are selected).

Just single-click to select an area; click in another area to select more.

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