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Select similarly colored areas of an image

The Color Selection (or the magic wand) tool, lets you select elements or entire areas in your images according to their color.

Use the Color Selection tool

  1. Choose the Color Selection tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Tools sidebar or choose it from the grouped tools.
    • Choose Tools > Select > Color Selection (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the W key on your keyboard.
  2. In the Tool Options pane, customize the options for the Color Selection tool:
    • Sample All Layers: Select to make selections based not just on the active layer, but your entire visible image.
    • Smooth Edges: Select to naturally smooth the selection outline.
  3. Drag in your image to make a selection.

If you'd like to select areas in an image within a specific color range, click Select Color Range in the Tool Options pane.

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