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Select a color range

The Select Color Range tool lets you select noncontiguous, similarly-colored areas of an image.


  1. Choose Edit > Select Color Range (from the Edit menu at the top of your screen).
  2. In the Tool Options pane, customize the options for the Select Color Range tool:

    Sample All Layers: Select Sample All Layers to make the Select Color Range tool take into account the contents of every layer in your image, not just the selected layer.

    Smooth Edges: Select Smooth Edges to naturally smooth the outline of the Select Color Range tool. With Smooth Edges unselected, the selection outline will be a little more precise but jagged.

  3. Click the canvas to pick a color range, or click the color well in the Tool Options pane to choose a specific color.

  4. Drag the Range slider to adjust how many other color values close to your selected color will be included in the selection.

  5. Click Apply to confirm a selection.


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