Magic Wand Tool

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About the Magic Wand Tool

The magic wand tool is used to select areas that are similar in tone and color. Use the magic wand to quickly select irregularly shaped regions.
Magic eraser main illustration

How to Use the Magic Wand Tool

  • Upload your image using the form above.
  • Adjust the tolerance and other settings in the tool options bar to control how the magic wand tool selects.
  • Click in the image to select an area of color.

How the Magic Wand Tool Works

The magic wand tool and the magic eraser tool use the same method of selecting an area by flooding an area of color based on a color tolerance threshold. The difference between the two is that the magic wand forms a selection containing the area as opposed to the magic eraser that makes the area transparent or fills it with the background color.

Choosing the Magic Wand Tool

To activate the magic wand in the editor click the tool icon in the toolbar. This will load the tool options bar with the tolerance setting and other tool options for the magic wand tool.

Selecting an Area

The magic wand uses a flooding algorithm that spreads out from the clicked pixel and compares the color of adjoining pixels to the color of the clicked pixel. After you click the image you basically have little control over the area that will be selected. When the selection is completed a marching ants border line will bound the area selected by the magic wand.

Magic Wand Tool Settings

  • Mode: Sets the selection mode of the magic wand tool.
  • Tolerance: Determines the acceptable range of colors that will be selected.
  • Radius: Sets the radius affected by each pixel in the selection area.

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Selection tools Yes No
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