How To Add PDN Layers HERE. I do it the first way every time. PDN/PSP Plugins that I use a lot are located HERE.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HOW TO: Use Your Magic Wand

NOTE: ALWAYS make sure an image is allowed to be tubed BY THE DESIGNER in writing before tubing an image. And ALWAYS take note of the designer's website to use in the copyright once you've completed your creation. I am ONLY using this image as a TEACHING TOOL.

Open the image you wish to use. As you can see from my image, it has LOADS of white to it.
Select your "Magic Wand" from your toolbar.
A box in your upper toolbar will pop up and looks like this:
I never mess with ANYTHING other than "Tolerance" and you'll see
why soon.

Left click ONCE inside of the white area and you'll get this:
Hit the "Delete" button on your keyboard and you'll get this:
Oh no! Houston, we have a problem! As you can see by the arrow, there is still some white background left. Never fear! Simply left click ONCE inside of the white background and hit delete on your keyboard.

A closer look, though, reveals we have another problem: it took out all the white, but also some of her hair. Oops, I don't think she was looking for a new haircut!
So, here's where "Tolerance" comes in. We'll need to adjust it so that it takes out the white background, but leaves in her pretty long hair.
Slide the blue bar to the left to lower the tolerance and try again.

NOTE: To increase tolerance, slide the blue bar to the right.
Continue to do this until you have achieved the desired effect.

Let's see how we did. Add a new layer in your layers box, flood fill white and then move white background to under your image.
When I do this, I noticed a few mars on my tube that need to be fixed. This would mean I'd have to lower my tolerance until it smooths SOME (if not all) of the blemishes/

This is what I achieved after tweaking my tolerance level to 28%:
You can still see jagged edges around the heart itself, and that can be easily taken care of if you find the right tolerance level that would safely take out all of the white. Play with yours and see what happens!

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