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Use Magic Wand Tool to Erase Backgrounds – by Photoshop/ iPhone/ Android APP

If you have watched films about Harry Potter, you may wonder to get a magic wand to experience the magic power. Though there is no real magic wood for you to handle, you can get touch with it in photo editing processes. Adobe Photoshop raises the magic wand tool definition. It is the filter to select objects according to tolerance and pixels. The most frequent place to use magic wand effects is Photoshop. Before Photoshop CS2, you can select magic wand directly by choosing the icon. However, for Photoshop CS3 or later users, you need to click the quick selection tool. After that, choose between Quick Selection Tool and Magic Wand Tool. The quick selection tool is rough. You can only use it to choose something with obvious shapes.

Magic Wand Tool

Part 1. Edit with Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop

Being one part of Photoshop elements, magic wand is not only the tool to select objects, but also change background and something else. The wand magic tool bar contains tolerance, Anti-alias, contiguous and sample all layers. You can get magic wand effects by adjusting basic editing tools in Adobe Photoshop.

Remove background

In many photo-editing cases, portraits in one picture are more attractive than background. As a result, removing backgrounds with magic wand in Photoshop is essential skill. There are two main styles of magic wand tool background delete. If the backgrounds are easy to remove, then using magic wand is enough. As for complex image backgrounds, you need to apply background eraser tool for help.

1. Import an image to Photoshop. Choose Background Eraser tool from the toolbox.

2. Select the brush, and then adjust hardness and roundness, to make it be round and hard.

3. Set Sampling to Continuous, limits to Find Edges and Tolerance varies from 20 to 25.

4. Brush the area you want to remove. Reset Limits into Discontinuous, and higher Tolerance a little. And then brush the area near the body again.

5. Use Pen to draw the left background color, and then delete.

Magic Wand Tool Photoshop

The tolerance number means the degree of similarity of original color. The higher tolerance, the more different the magic wand tool background color will range.

Change color

If you need to use magic wand tool to change background color, it is easy to achieve. Moreover, it is also available to replace color of an object. Thus, to edit pictures more professionally, there is necessary to use magic wand toolbar in Adobe Photoshop.

1. Choose Color Replacement Tool from Brush.

2. Choose the foreground and background icon and then click the background color you prefer. Tap OK to finish.

3. Select a hard and roundness brush, and set into Color. Do not forget to adjust Limits to Contiguous and lower tolerance.

Change color Photoshop

Or you can also choose Selective Color from New Adjustment Layer, or get Replace Color from Adjustments in Image menu. The magic wand tool to change color is a piece of cake in the image editor name Adobe Photoshop.

Part 2. Apply Magic Wand Tool APP

To delete background by magic wand tool easily, you need to handle magic wand editors, which works on iPhone and Android. The biggest requirement towards the magic wand tool app is easy to use. It means users can erase background color with magic wand tool after effects.

Magic Eraser

Magic Eraser is the magic wand tool app, which aims to create transparent background images. You can erase certain background automatically by the magic wand iOS app. There are reverse tool, level accuracy, erase or restore area you select. Moreover, all magic wand photos are out of watermark.

1. Import pictures, and then choose eraser to brush the place you want to delete.

2. Adjust the magic wand tool transparent background, and use magic wand filter to remove similar color area.

3. Save edited pictured in JPEG or PNG image formats.

Magic Eraser

You can crop pictures before using magic wand add selection tools. The whole processes to create magic wand effects are totally free. Moreover, you can erase background by zooming in high resolutions. The only thing you need to pay is $2.99, which can remove ads during erasing background colors.

Toolwiz Photos

Toolwiz Photos is the magic wand tool Android app, which can do other picture editing processes as well. There are many filters you can use, expect for magic wand tool basic. You can get over 40 Prisma style filters, 50 fast filters, 80 feeling tone filters, 20 blurs, 10 painting styles and may other toolbars you can use. Moreover, the Android magic wand tool apk has many online resources. You can experience different magic power on the picture editor.

1. Upload images to the Toolwiz Photos.

2. Use the magic cut and magic wand filters by one click.

3. Save or share pictures to social platform.

Toolwiz Photos

The all-in-one pro picture editor offers over 200 professional tools. Though some of them charges from $0.99 to $1.99. You can get enough tools from the magic wand editor on Android.


If the magic wand tool not working, or there is something about magic wand tool error in Photoshop. Then you can try the magic wand app to delete background or change colors. Just as the name has shown, the magic wand tool can work with real magic power in photo editing. Therefore, muggles can process good edited pictured with magic wand effects as well.