Use the Fuzzy Select Tool in the GIMP App
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to use "Fuzzy Select Tool" ("magic wand" tool) in GIMP in Windows 7.
You should have the program open and an image ready to use.
If you need help completing these steps, please refer to our other GIMP tutorials. There is a "Toolbox" window on the left.
Double-click "Fuzzy Select Tool", or magic wand.
This lets you select similar colors or areas within the image. Let's leave "Tool Options" unchanged.
Now, click on the image.
A dotted line will appear around similar-colored areas.
Hold "Shift" and click to select additional areas.
After that, click "Select" in the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
Click "None" in the drop-down menu.
You can also press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "A" on the keyboard. This deselects everything.
In the toolbox, you can check or uncheck the options.
The most important setting is "Threshold". It determines the size of the white edge around the selected area. Sometimes, it's better to have a higher threshold; but it's recommended to leave the default setting if you're new to the tool.
You can also choose different modes in "Mode".
It's recommended to leave the default settings in "Mode" too.
After you select some areas of your image with "Fuzzy Select Tool", you can apply different effects or delete and move them.
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Video: Use the Fuzzy Select Tool in the GIMP App
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