Useful Magic Wand Tutorial

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One of the many things I appreciate about TechSmith is their tutorials. Along with forums and online help, TechSmith tutorials go a long way to making me a better user of TechSmith products. (I use Snagit 13 (Windows) Snagit (Mac) and Camtasia (PC and Mac).

Getting to know Snagit 13, I'm trying to make the Magic Wand work for me. The information about it is, frankly, pretty limited from what I can find. I get that the Magic Wand is used for removing a solid color background, or changing a color for an object.

Introducing: Magic Wand

The Magic Wand tool selects an area on the canvas based on color. Use this tool to remove a background or replace the color in objects such as text or logos throughout an image.

While that's all helpful and good, the reality of using the Magic Wand isn't what I expect.

Would you good folks at TechSmith please make a video tutorial showing the usefulness of Magic Wand?

Thank you for you're consideration of this request.

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Posted 3 years ago

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And lots of how to info please.  Like can you / how do you shrink or grow the selected area?
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Pat Klocke

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did this just die on the vine?  There is, NO information on how to use Magic Wand

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Struggling to fingure this out myself. Looks like a great tool. Please we need more docs. I made the selecting which looks like what I want, but now I can not do anything with it.
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Rick Stone

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You may want to view the video linked below. The magic wand is covered beginning at about 1:28.