Magic Wand VS Quick Selection Tool

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When creating selections in Photoshop, there are many possible tools to choose from, including the Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools. At first glance, these tools are quite similar, but they have some key differences that can help you out in your editing. Today we will look at the differences between these two tools!

Magic Wand Tool: This tool is great for selecting semi-flat colors that are connecting, such as a solid colored background.

Quick Selection Tool: When dealing with objects that contain many colors and tones, the Quick Selection Tool helps to grab all of those colors. As you brush overtop of the object, Photoshop will continuously sample the surrounding area, and do its best to create a seamless selection.

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