Use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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- 14Click the gradient button in the right toolbar.Alter the gradient settings. Please refer to "How to Create a Gradient in Adobe Illustrator CS6" for more information.
- 21You can also type a value into the text box.If you increase the tolerance, then more will be selected from your shape. If you lower the tolerance, only the piece that you clicked will be selected. In other words, a lower tolerance will give you less control. A higher tolerance is better if you want, for example, everything of a certain color to be selected in an image. This dialogue box can also be used to specify on which part you want to focus.
- 23Check "Stroke Color" and "Stroke Weight".This will let Illustrator to pick up on the strokes. There is another VisiHow tutorial on that. "Stroke Weight" will select every stroke within the number of points specified in the text box to the right. If, for example, all of the strokes in your document are thinner than the specified value, then they all will be selected. If you want only several to be selected, try to lower the "Tolerance" value for "Stroke Weight".
- 25At the bottom of this window, you can check "Opacity".Then, you can change the "Opacity" by using the scroller or the text box. "Magic Wand Tool" is excellent for cutting and pasting certain areas of an image, duplicating a shape, and experimenting with and creating different effects, such as shading and 3D. Basically, Illustrator and Photoshop have the same "Magic Wand Tool" usage principles.
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