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Default Magic Wand Tolerance

Jun 20, 2013 9:18 AM

Tags: #default #tolerance #magic_wand

Can you change the default for the magic wand tool? I use it all the time and having to manually put it to a tolerance of 0 all the time is just a little annoying.

 

CS6, windows.

 
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:43 AM   in reply to TomJohn

    There is no preference provided to adjust that.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 12:29 PM   in reply to TomJohn

    Open the default profiles of any of the files located here (users/library/applications suport /Adobe Illustrrator CS6/en_US/New Document Profiles. Change magic wand to zero and save as over the file.

     

    Then when you create a new document choose the profile name.

     

    Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 2.27.30 PM.png

     

    The location is for mac, Win location is very similar, except "library" shoudl be different.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 12:43 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Have you tried that suggestion, Mike?

     

    Does it work (after quitting and restarting AI) ?

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to TomJohn

    it can not be changed.

     

    I would also like the dfault settings for pathfinder to remove redundant points. but I guess that would make too much sense for the devs at adove.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:36 PM   in reply to mec_os

    People actually use the magic wand?

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:43 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    it is very handy, specially when cleaning up nasty cad files with too many exploded fills an lines.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 2:52 PM   in reply to mec_os

    Guess I'm just old fashioned and with a shortcut applied to Select > Same.. the magic wand is actually slower.

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:34 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    how do you select items with the same stroke weight and same stroke fill but not the same stroke color with your select menu?

     
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    Jun 20, 2013 3:37 PM   in reply to mec_os

    Select same fill.. or select same stroke weight. I'm just saying in 25 years, I've never once needed the Magic Wand tool. But then again the bounding box is a useless feature as well. It's not like everything in Illustrator has some super secret only-that-tool-can-do function.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 9:57 AM   in reply to TomJohn

    You can make a KeyBoard ShortCut (KBSC) for anything in a menu in AI. Just go to Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts and do what you want.

     
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:50 AM   in reply to [scott w]

    The Magic Wand actually can do some things that cannot be done with the Select menu commands. For example, detecting stroke weights within a specific range.

     

    Of course, it would be far better to eventually introduce a proper Find and Replace Objects / Appearances feature. See FreeHand, for instance.

     

    Apart from that, can anybody confirm that Mike's suggestion does work in Illustrator CS6? The Magic Wand settings used to be only session-specific, not document-specific. If they are still session-specific, I'd rather say it won't work in AI CS6.

     
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