There are many methods in Photoshop to select pixels, the Lasso tool creat a custom, free-hand selection, and the Magic Wand tool allows you to select an area of an image based on its color. To learn how to use them, please follow these steps.
- Open your picture, and we want to select the flower below.
- Duplicate the background by dragging the background into this button .
- Select the Lasso tool from Toolbar on the left.
- Left click and move the lasso tool around the edge of the petal.
- Move until you select all the wanted pixels.
- Then we use the Magic Wand tool . Select its button from the Toolbar on the left.
- Adjust Tolerance level several times until it's right, here we set it to 100 (0-255).
The Tolerance determines how closely to match colours - higher tolerance means a larger selection.
Check Anti-aliased to define a smooth edge to the selection.
Check Contiguous to select only areas which are joined together.
- Click on the background, then you will choose the flower successfully.
I'm a totally rookie in Illustrator. Recently I've learned some basic usage of several tools, but still have no idea about how to use the magic wand tool. Could you teach me how to use it?
When you create a flash shape, and want to fill it with the color of the bitmap, you can use the flash magic wand tool. Here we will show you how to select colors form bitmaps using flash magic wand tool.
One of the most useful tools in Photoshop is the Polygonal Lasso tool. You could use the Polygonal Lasso tool to drawing straight-edged segments of a selection border.
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