Every time I try to use the magic wand tool to erase things from a picture the program says there is a problem either look online for a solution or close the program and I choose to look online but it just closes the program down completely. I had not been having any trouble at all and it just immediately started doing this and I had been using the very same tools as I am trying to use now. I am extremely frustrated and I even deactivated the program, uninstalled it, and then reinstalled thinking this would fix it.
1. used the circle marquee and did a 8 point stroke. 2. Selected the circle with the magic marquee to get an active selection 3. Gradient tool
Doing the above results in jagged edges that alias badly once I fill the selection with the gradient. With a basic color the circle is perfeclty fine, only once I add the gradient the edges become jagged. How might I fix this?
I want to select a small section of an image (say for example, an eye on a person's face), and use the magic wand only within the selection. I don't want it to go beyond the selection, no matter how high the tolerance.
You know how a magic wand allows users to set a tolerance and select accordingly.
Well this usually works well for most people's purposes but what if the object concerned has a shadow or highlight effect that would fall through the cracks and require more editing.
What I was thinking here is that it would be very useful to be able to not only set tolerances for the tool but also set a 'border' variable in pixels. Hence it would be much easier to extract that text or object with its shadows intact (and requiring less retouching work)
I have to replace text in a banner image with different text. Maybe if I upload the banner, it would be more useful...
I have to replace "Customer Satisfaction" with some other text. The text is embedded in the image; so, it's not that easy, at least for me, to replace it without making it look amateurish. Of course, I duplicated the background and worked on that layer.
First method I tried was using the clone stamp, zooming in to 1600% to painstakingly erase it. But then when I zoom out, the background where the text was placed over does not match its surroundings and looks like someone shaded it. If you zoom in real close, before making any changes to it, you'll see that the "green" (what the RGB is) touching the text is different than the "green" in areas not touching text.
Next, I thought of using the magic wand to select the text for me and that looked liked it worked. But the problem is once I select it, how to delete it or blend it in with the background. That is, if I select the "C" in "Customer Satisfaction" with the magic wand, for instance, pressing delete does nothing. Then I found I can fill the area, after I select it with the magic wand; however, what the RGB combination is of the background. Is there a way I can find out what the RGB value is of the background, then apply that to my fill color and effectively delete the "Customer Satisfaction" text?
Once I'm able to get rid of the text, I can use the text editor plugin tool I downloaded to replace the text.
That's my logic, anyway. How I can replace text in an image, preferably as neatly as possible.
I have used Photoshop for a while and right now I am trying Paint.net, there are a few things that I really do not understand.
1)When I create a font layer and wish to come back to it later on by modifying the font size or font type, I have to delete the layer and then redo type it again which I find totally useless. When you make a menu for a restaurant for example, the last thing you want is to delete the layers and replace them each time. If Paint.net works this way then I cannot see how it is possible to use it on a daily basis.
2)When I wish to crop something, it is impossible to select certain area of the cropping that have been selected by the magic wand. How to remove already selected portions of the magic wand? Sometime it may choose a tiny portion of the picture that you do not want to crop at all.
3)Choosing a layer on click.
This is a huge problem, we have on the right side of the screen a multiple layer dock, in photoshop for example, when you click on the graphical work, the layer is auto selected, in Paint.net I cannot find this "must have" function.
4)Creating a rounded picture without the need to cut the corners to get to a final rounded banner or whatever we are trying to achieve.
How can you create a rounder banner in jpeg for example(no background). At the moment I can only crop a picture from a square canvas and save it as png(foo background transparency), but how to create the same picture in jpeg? The canvas is always square.
In my image there is an white sky background, where in front there is an person wearing white shirt.
I want to select a by color part of the sky. So I am using magic wand (match mode "color"). The problem is that it select the white shirt as well.
So, using freehand selection, I selected just the sky. Once I want just a color (not all sky), I am trying to to use magic wand (match mode "color" in mode "replace"). But once already exist a selection, the magic wand isn't available to "replace" (just in other modes - add or remove).
How could I make this selection without selecting the shirt? The intent of my first freehand selection was to protect the magic wand of selecting the shirt...
I used Magic Extractor to extract a person from a pic. Then wanted to superimpose it on a landscale phot I had. Trouble is the checkered part which should be transparent is solid white. Tried saving as PNG, and PSD, didn't work.
I just want to open a picture by double clicking on it in a folder, why does Lightroom open the import dialogue, force me to close the dialogue, open Navigator, scroll down to the folder I already have open in Explorer, load the folder and then pick the picture I want?
I was using my magic wand to select things with no trouble, then began working on something else. When I went back to using the magic wand, it was a rectangle and I couldn't get it to select anything. When I pressed the shift key, it would turn into the wand with a plus sign beside it.
I have CS4 and am unable to use the wand tool as it used to work.I've checked the color picker settings, and it is always set to point sample, and STILL does this. I've checked and unchecked the anti-alias, contiguous, and sample all layers boxes and set them to every possible combination of the three. I've set the tolerance level to multiple numbers and it does not affect the fact that it selects like this. In fact, setting the tolerance and checking either anti-alias or contiguous does NOT affect how it selects, and it will always select like this. I've found that it is selecting EVERY color/line created, regardless of opacity of the line. I've reset the tool multiple times, reset the color picker multiple times, and reset all tools several times. No affect.
I've tried asking on Tumblr AND on deviantART and have asked Google multiple times since the issue rose, and have seen several fixes for similar problems (none of them exactly like this, as far as I could tell). I've also even gone into the AppData file and deleted the .psp file.
I've changed settings around in Photoshop, and it doesn't seem to affect anything. I really need to use the Magic Wand tool for my artwork, to select shapes in individual layers, so that I may shade them. Another problem with the selection is that whatever I select is aliased, despite the "anti-alias" box being checked.
I realize that I can use the "select pixels" option that shows up when I right click a layer, and it produces the same effect the wand tool ONCE had, but I'm used to using the wand. I'll be using the select pixels option for now.
I want to select an area with the magic wand, the magic wand icon disappears and there's a rectangle icon by the curser. At that point, the entire image is selected, not just the area I'd like. I've adjusted the tolerance to 70.
I do illustrative site plans for an architecture firm. I frequently use the magic wand to create selections in pdf's created from a CAD system. I usually import them as a smart object so that they may be updated regularly as design changes are made. However, in CS4, I am finding it very difficult for the magic wand to make selections in between lines of a pdf. No matter what I set the tolerance at, it seems to select more than the area that I am trying to select. I recently installed all updates and it worked for one day and then returned to making incorrect selections.
I'm new and with a script that using Magic Wand Tool (tolerance 255, anti alias , contiguous) click at middle center every image. My images are transparent with many objects in each and I just want to choose the middle_center object and eliminate the others, so i need this scripts.
I used the Magic Wand to select the white area then inverted the selection to select the bodies.The result is in the attachment. BUT parts of the shirt and the paper are not selected. How do I select them? Do I need to use the Lasso Tool after the Magic Wand?
Every time I use the magic wand tool, Photoshop CS crashes. I tried resetting the program but it didn't work. I cannot find a patch for this anywhere. Its making photo editing very difficult! Is there a patch I can download anywhere?