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Using the Magic Wand Tool

The Magic Wand tool lets you select an area of a bitmap based on color. You can specify the color range, or tolerance, for the magic wand tool's selection.

With the bitmap selected, from the Bitmap Edit toolbar:

  1. Select the Magic Wand tool.
  2. Adjust the Tolerance in DesignCentral as needed.

    Enter a low value to select colors very similar to the pixel you click, or a higher value to select a broader range of colors.

  3. Click the Magic Wand cursor over the bitmap.

    Use Shift and Ctrl (command in Macintosh) to add or subtract areas from the existing marquees. (A small + or - appears near the bottom of the cursor to indicate Add or Subtract.)

    Marquee created with the Magic Wand tool

See Also

Defining Marquees

Selecting the Entire Bitmap

Using the Marquee Tool

Using the Lasso Tool

Clearing Marquees

Inverting Marquees

Converting Objects to Marquees

Converting Marquees to Objects