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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.

     

     

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    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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