In today’s session we will learn about quick selection tool / magic wand tool.
Where and how it is used?
Lets learn quick selection tool.
Here is your quick selection tool.
Shortcut key of the quick selection tool is w.
With the help of a quick selection tool you can select any of the objects .
like if in your art board, whatever object you want to select, you have to click on it, after clicking you have to move your mouse.
See, It will directly select the area that you want. See like this,
On upper side with this there are two tools more,
Subtract from selection.
Meaning, if in this selection if you want to add any selection, like here i want to select whole sky, but i have selected only this much
Now I want to add to that.
So i just have to go here and select it, see in this way we can add .
while adding, this part is extra added by me, which is wrong, you don't have to do anything, select subscribe from selection from here and in this way you have to remove it.
In this way the selection will be removed.
Again you have to come on “add selection” and continue adding new selections in this way.
See this new, extra has been added.
Again we will go here. We can decrease it in this way,
Now see what is happening, as I'm subscribing from selection. It is reducing but if we want to do it in detail then we have to adjust the radius of its brush according to selection.
So on the keyboard, you have brackets key.
As you will press the right bracket key, the selection tool will increase and as you will press the left bracket key it will decrease the selection tool.
You Can go there and increase or decrease the size from there as well.
like i did it 57 pixels, see it became this much and can decrease as well.
From under that we can decide hardness and softness.
As we increase it, hardness will increase and as we will decrease, softness will decrease .
After that you have spacing.
You can increase and decrease the same as well in this way.
I am clicking on add and see this is how it will select on clicking.
It will take some extra space from around .
we don’t have to use the spacing a lot, default is given we will keep it at default only.
We can use size, making it large or small, we can make selections.
See This is how it is used.
Here we complete our quick selection tool.
Control D to deselect.
Now With that here is given, a magic wand tool, this is somewhat same as a quick selection tool.
What does a magic wand tool do?
It selects a particular full area, here is tolerance which has to be decided according to the area.
As tolerance is high, a large area will be selected and as tolerance is low, a small area will be selected.
See here tolerance is 32 i’m selecting, see in this it is getting selected.
Again it has same selection options.
add to selection: whatever selection you want to add.
Subtract from selection and intersect with selection, the common area of the selection will be left.
From here you can add selection and select the full sky.
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Tim's Quick Answer: The main distinctions between Photoshop's Quick Selection tool and the Magic Wand tool are in how areas are sampled and the "intelligence" that occurs behind the scenes to make the actual selection.
The Quick Selection tool is one of Photoshop's many selection tools. Photoshop recognises and chooses the edges when you select an area, so you don't have to trace them manually. This tool works best with photographs that have a lot of contrast and clearly defined edges.
Select the Magic Wand tool from the Photoshop tools toolbar to use it. It's located beneath the Quick Selection Tool. You can also use the shortcut by pressing W. To select a sample colour, click on the region.
Simply explained, the Magic Wand chooses a portion of your image based on its colour and tone. When you click any pixel, the Magic Wand looks for others that are similar.