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Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 Studio Techniques by Ben Willmore

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Magic Wand Tool

The Magic Wand tool is great for selecting solid (or almost solid) colored areas, because it selects areas based on color—or shades of gray in grayscale mode—as shown in Figure 2.35. This is helpful when you want to change the color of an area or remove a simple background.

Figure 2.35. A simple click of the Magic Wand tool can select a solid area of color with ease. (©2005 Stockbyte, www.stockbyte.com)

You'll probably find it easier to understand how this works if you start by thinking about grayscale images, because they're less complex than color images. Grayscale images can contain up to 256 shades of gray. When you click ...

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