Magic Wand

The Magic Wand tool selects an area on the canvas based on color. The tool is ideal for selecting areas of a single color that do not include complex backgrounds or patterns.

Remove a Solid Color Background

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select the Magic Wand tool.
  2. The tool properties open. To select all instances of the selected color throughout the image, turn on the Global Color Selection option.
  3. Turn on the Transparent Background option.
  4. Click to select the color to change on the canvas.
  5. Drag the Select slider to adjust what is selected on the canvas.
  6. Press the Delete key to delete the selected background.
  7. In Snagit Editor, select the Fill tool.
  8. To select a color, click the Color dropdown and complete one of the following:

    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  9. Click to apply the fill color to a location on the canvas.

Change the Color of Text or Objects

Select to change the color of text, logos, or other items in an image. You can change all items of the same color in the image with the Global Color Selection option.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Magic Wand tool.

  2. The tool properties open. Turn on the Global Color Selection option.
  3. Select the Transparent Background option.
  4. Click to select the color to change on the canvas.
  5. Drag the Select slider to adjust what is selected on the canvas.
  6. Press the Delete key.
  7. In the Snagit Editor toolbar, select the Fill tool.

  8. To select a color, click the Color dropdown and complete one of the following:

    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  9. Click to apply the fill color to a location on the canvas.

 

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