How Do You Use the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop CS5?

How do you use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5? Apparently it changed from CS3 (And CS4.). Before, when you use the Magic Wand to select certain parts of the area, it would ‘update live’ and show the parts of the image that you are selecting.

Now, this is delayed and the changes to the areas that you add or subtract to the area selection with the Magic Wand only happen after you release on mouseclick. This is rather inefficient, isn’t it?

Or have I done something wrong?


This sounds like you want the functionality of Quick Selection Tool which is under the Magic Wand in the tool bar. Any chance you confused the two?

If I recall right, the magic wand has always worked “after you release mouse click”. At least it does so in the CS1 and CS5 versions, which I have access to (CS1 doesn’t even have the quick selection tool).

Source : Link , Question Author : JFW , Answer Author : Jari Keinänen

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