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Photoshop Tip: Using the Magic Eraser tool

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Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
June 18, 2012

Remove subjects and background elements quickly with the Magic Eraser tool in Photoshop

Magic Eraser tool

The Magic Eraser tool is ideal for removing such things as blue sky from between trees with a single click.

It works just like the Magic Wand tool, but instead of forming a selection the pixels are deleted.

Set Tolerance to 40, untick Contiguous in the Options bar and click once on a colour to remove it!

Turn Caps Lock on to change the cursor into a set of crosshairs rather than the Magic Eraser icon.

  • Wow, this Magic Eraser Tool must really be a big help! I will try to have this tool and learn how this can benefit to me. Thanks for sharing the information…

  • Eleanor

    It would be of great help if you would note that _________ tool is first available in “which version of PS”. For those of us who haven’t the most current version, it would be helpful to know IF we should look for it in our version –or not.