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Remove leftover Magic Wand pixels quickly (7/CS)

Added on Thursday 27th of January 2005 12:38 am EST


Adobe Photoshop 7/CS

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows



Have you ever noticed that the Magic Wand tool never seems to select all the pixels you want it to? It can be quite annoying, especially if you go in and try to add the missing pixels to the selection one at a time. Well, a quick way to include these little runaways is to choose Select > Modify > Smooth. In the resulting dialog box, enter a Sample Radius of 1 pixel and click OK. This adds the missing pixels to your selection quickly. If it doesn’t add all of them, repeat the process, increasing the Sample Radius value as necessary. In most cases, you won’t snag all those pixels, but at the ve...