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Thread: Magic wand selection going to far?

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    Magic wand selection going to far?

    I'm trying to use thinner lines in my art. When using the magic wand selection tool sometimes it will select everything outside of my lines and sometimes it will stay in the lines. I make sure that my lines are closed and there are no gaps. I don't want to have to adjust the selection spread every time I use the wand. I currently have it set to 100% spread no feather and antialias is turned off.

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    If you have it set to 100% Spread, then it's only going to stop for colours that are "100% different". So while black lines may stop it, any grey, slightly translucent areas will let the selection keep going. You need to lower the Spread, basically.

    If you're working with a variety of colours and shades, then you will have to keep tweaking the Spread to capture the areas you want. If you're working with just black and white, or something consistent, then you shouldn't need it to be very high, and you shouldn't have to adjust it very often.

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