The Magic Wand mask tool selects consistently colored areas with a single click.
The tool's parameters are shown in the Settings Panel above the Image Window or by right-clicking the image. To change the value of a parameter, enter a numerical value in the parameter’s field or adjust the slider.
Selection Modes (in the form of icons) - logic operations, which determine the result of the interaction between selected areas.
New . When creating a new selection, the previous selection disappears.
Add . The selection area will be increased by adding new fragments.
Subtract . This mode lets removing the part of the selection.
Intersect . This mode lets keeping only the intersection area of the selections.
Tolerance (0-250). The higher the value, the more colors are included in the selection.
Contiguous check-box. If the check-box is enabled, only adjacent pixels of the same color are selected. Otherwise, all pixels of the same color throughout the image will be selected.
Anti-Aliasing check-box. The check-box smooths the jagged edges of the selection. Enable this option before creating a selection.
All Layers check-box. If the check-bos is enabled, the pixels are selected based on the merged color data from all visible layers. Otherwise, based on the color data of the current layer.
In the View Mode drop-down list, you can choose a mask view mode. All view modes except for "marching ants" allows editing the selection using the standard brushes.
Using the Refine Edges feature you can quickly adjust edges of selections.
Select Menu Commands:
All - selects the entire image (Ctrl+A on Windows, ⌘+A on Mac).
Deselect - clears the selection (Ctrl+D on Windows, ⌘+D on Mac).
Reselect - restores the last deselected selection (Ctrl+Shift+D on Windows, ⌘+⇧+D on Mac).
Invert - inverts the selection (Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows, ⌘+⇧+I on Mac).
Transform Selection applies a transformation to the selection.
Edit Menu Commands:
Cut - removes the selected area from the current layer to the clipboard (Ctrl+X on Windows, ⌘+X on Mac).
Copy - copies the selected area from the current layer to the clipboard (Ctrl+C on Windows, ⌘+C on Mac).
Copy Merged - copies all layers in the selected area to the clipboard (Ctrl+Shift+C on Windows, ⌘+⇧+C on Mac).
Paste - pastes the contents of the clipboard into a new layer (Ctrl+V on Windows, ⌘+V on Mac).
Erase - removes the selected area of the current layer (Delete).
All selections are displayed in the Selections Panel.