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Photoshop CS 5 - Magic Wand Tool Problem

Apr 2, 2012 10:48 AM

Tags: #photoshop #cs5 #tool #magic #wand

When I use the magic wand in Photoshop CS5, it selects the entire image, not just the section I'm hovering over. I'm working in a Windows environment.


Any suggestions?

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    Apr 2, 2012 1:16 PM   in reply to alpinemice

    Try resetting the magic wand tool by right clicking on the magic wand icon in the tool options bar and choosing reset tool.





    Also check what the sample size is set for the eyedropper tool (that effects the magic wand)

    You probably want one of the first three settings.




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    Aug 8, 2012 11:16 AM   in reply to alpinemice

    Very last button, under the 2 color boxes "Edit in Quick Mask/Edit in Standard Mode". Standard Mode needs to be checked. I finally figured it out. It happens if you accidently press "Q".

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