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Tutorial: How To Use The Magic Wand Tool In Photoshop

Infographic stating how to use the magic wand tool in Photoshop

The Magic Wand tool in Photoshop is one of the oldest and most helpful selection tools. While with other tools you might have to make selections manually, this tool does it for you automatically, just how a magic wand would perhaps do it! And unlike other selection tools – which identify pixels based on shapes or margins of an object – the Magic Wand tool makes selections based on the color and tone of an object. Any object or background that’s entirely one solid color or tone can be quickly selected through the Magic Wand, and the moment it hits an area or part of an image that’s a different color from its previously chosen patch, the tool stops making the selection. But, if you want the tool to be a little less sensitive to color changes, you could make adjustments to its Tolerance settings, and your work will be done. Besides helping you make independent edits to your images that have solid backgrounds and color patches, this tool can help you make a host of other changes to your images. To learn all about this tool and the steps to use it, take a look at the list we’ve shared here.

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