Use the Fuzzy Select Tool in the GIMP App

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    You should have the program open and an image ready to use
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    If you need help completing these steps, please refer to our other GIMP tutorials. There is a "Toolbox" window on the left.
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    Double-click "Fuzzy Select Tool", or magic wand
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    This lets you select similar colors or areas within the image. Let's leave "Tool Options" unchanged.
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    Now, click on the image
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    A dotted line will appear around similar-colored areas.
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    Hold "Shift" and click to select additional areas
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    After that, click "Select" in the horizontal menu at the top of the window
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    Click "None" in the drop-down menu
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    You can also press "Shift" + "Ctrl" + "A" on the keyboard. This deselects everything.
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    In the toolbox, you can check or uncheck the options
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    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.
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    You can also choose different modes in "Mode"
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    It's recommended to leave the default settings in "Mode" too.
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    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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