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Magic wand tool from photoshop cs2

Ho do I get a spesific color into the area highlighted  by photoshop cs2 MAGIC WAND TOOL ?
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dandeliondreamCommented:
Click on Magic Wand Tool, select the area.
Click on "Set Foreground colour" (The two partially overlapping squares at the bottom of the palette toolbar).
This will open the Colour Picker window. Select the colour within (of course the colour you wish to use) and click ok.
Next, select the Paint Bucket Tool from the Palette Toolbar and move your cursor over the selected area. Click on it to fill it with the colour which you have selected in the Colour Picker. That's it.
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warriv666Commented:
Create a selection with the Magic Wand tool (I personally do not like that tool but use masking channels) and then create a new layer with the selection active. If you then fill the selection in a new layer (various techniques apply, including the one dandeliondream suggests), you can always benefit from using the layer masking techniques or transparance on the layer, or use the erasor/paintbrush to change the selection area. Filling the selection directly on the image reduces your capability to modify or improve.
Once all is completed to satisfaction, flatten your layers and save in whatever format you like.

Good luck.
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BongSooCommented:
First, dandeliondream is absolutely correct, but I agree with warriv666's suggestion of putting it on a separate layer for flexibility. Also, there are lots of ways to 'fill' the selection as he said. The paint bucket is one, however, another one that I use is to go to Edit > Fill. It gives you the options of using your foreground or background colors, as well as Black, grey or white, and it will even pull up the color picker for you. Moreover, when you use the Magic Wand tool, play with the tolerance to see how you can select varying shades of the specific color area you want.
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orshulimAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all of you I tried the paint bucket method it did not produce what i want
Example) I have portrait shot that skin color is in brownish tint and I want to get pinkish skin color 217,162,139  for example by using the paint bucket every part becoms just that skin is alive with alot of nuinses what I am trying is to give the existing  images skin tone a pinkish addittion
Thanks
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David BruggeCommented:
Here is the problem with your approach. (The same goes for your other question about the same issue: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_22717900.html

The pixels that make up the skin tones in the face are typically hundreds, if not thousands of different colors. By colors, I mean hue, shade, value, intensity, brightness, etc...all of the things that distinguish one "color" from another. If you make a selection of all the colors of the face, then past a single color into the selection, you will lose all of the subtle shading and texture that was in the origional.

I had you try the color replacement filter in my answer to your other question. Here's another experiment for you. Select the face area using the magic wand tool or whatever method that you favor and then fill with your desired color like you did before.

Only this time, IMMEDIATELY after you paste in the color, select Edit > Fade Fill. This will bring up a dialog box with a slider that will let you change the amount of fill that you applied (0 to 100%) but more important is the blend method pull down box at the bottom of the dialog box. Click there and choose "color". This will leave the shading in the face, only change hue and value to your new color. After setting the blend method to "color" move the top slider back and forth to apply just the right amount of color to get the desired effect.

Don't try to get the perfect color on the first pass, try making small adjustments at a time.

Have fun and good luck,

David B.
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orshulimAuthor Commented:
Hi
I found out the hard way that one color replacement does not work
I am still confused what is the differnce with using BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST, Lightness from HUE?SATURATION   EXPOSURE  
Variations drove me up atree  when all I wanted was to add alittle pink to skin color  or get a little darker but not lose the bright colors
I just finnished editing about 470 pics that was culled from about 2000 pics most of them the histogram tells me are overexposed all the way touching srongly the
right wall  i found it difficult to balance out light colors and details for when I darkened the overall pic   the light areas did not have any vibrancy left in them
I feel I lack a basic understanding of how colors mix to produce vibrant and lifelike images  as I reduce one area of color or saturation the rest turns into something with a new problem
Thanks
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BongSooCommented:
Color correction is a complex subject. A lot of us have spent years doing this and trying to condense all of that knowedge into a post on EE is nearly impossible. We can help point the way, but its going to take a lot of trial and error on your part.
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David BruggeCommented:
BongSoo is absolutely right. Many shops have at least one workstation dedicated to just color correcting images. The artist that works at that station gets top dollar because it it by far the most difficult and highest skilled position.
As for Brightness/Contrast, Hue Saturtion, etc. Many tasks that you do in Photoshop can be accomplished by more than one method. That is one reason that when you post a problem on EE you get so many different solutions. Often times there is not a right way and a wrong way, only a method that someone has come to prefer.
If you are ready to do your homework, here is an excellent set of lessons on adjusting the tonal range of your image: http://www.outbackphoto.com/workflow/wf_45/essay.html

David B.
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orshulimAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all of You
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