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  • Here's how to use the magic wand tools in Photoshop.

  • The Magic Wand Tool works great with simple shapes and backgrounds.

  • First, open your image in Photoshop, then we're going to duplicate the layer.

  • This keeps a nondestructive version of the image available for reference in the layer panel.

  • Left.

  • Click and drag your background image down to the Create a new layer icon.

  • Mhm.

  • Now click the layer visibility icon for the background layer.

  • This will make the background layer hidden.

  • Now let's locate the magic Wand tool in the Tools panel on the left side, depending on what workspace here in the organization of the tools may look different.

  • We're using the Essentials workspace, which is the Photoshop default.

  • The fourth tool down is where the magic wand is located.

  • To find it, you may need to right click to expand this tool sub menu, then select magic wand.

  • Now make sure you've selected your visible layer, Then use the magic want and click the background you want to remove.

  • If your selection did not grab the full background, go to the top and use the tolerant setting to refine the tools selection abilities.

  • This number will range depending on your image.

  • For this example, a tolerance of 45 works best start with a lower tolerance number and work up by using the tool UN selecting using command d, adjusting tolerance and then using the tool again.

  • Repeat this until the background is fully selected like this.

  • Once the tolerance is set accordingly, you can add additional selections as needed.

  • For this example, there's some of the background in the top right corner that has not been selected by the magic wand in the Magic Wand Tool menu.

  • At the top, click add to selection.

  • Zoom in and click the additional areas of the background that need to be removed.

  • Now at the top, go to the select drop down menu, go down and click.

  • Select and mask.

  • This will open the select and mask workspace.

  • Ah, checkered background is transparent and is what's being removed or masked by the your selection.

  • If your background is showing and the object is missing, go to the right menu and click invert under the Global Refinements menu, you can make adjustments to your selection for this example.

  • Let's remove the blue edge still showing on the flowers.

  • Ah, just shift edge and feather as needed to make a clean edge, Go down to output settings.

  • Make sure output to has layer, mask selected and click.

  • OK.

  • Your background is now removed and you can save this as a PNG file type, which keeps the background transparent and saves a cut out version of the image to export.

  • Open the file, drop down menu and go to export.

  • Then select export as change format to PNG.

  • Here, you can also change your image size and then click export Name your file and save your image is now saved is a cut out with a transparent background and ready for any background you want to put behind it.

Here's how to use the magic wand tools in Photoshop.

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How To Use The Magic Wand Tool In Photoshop

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/02
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