Want to resize, reshape, flip, remove and modify any object in a photo—any photo? Find out here how to select objects magically in Paint 3D so you can act on them selectively.
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How to Select Objects Magically in Paint 3D
To select an object in an image quickly using the Paint 3D magic selection tool:
- Click Magic select in Paint 3D.
- Use the selection handles to draw a rough, rectangular outline around the object you want to select.
- Tip: Make sure the entire object is inside the selection.
- Click Next under Choose an area to cut out in the sidebar.
- Tips: If you do not see Choose an area to cut out, click the magic select icon in the sidebar.
- You can also expand the Paint 3D sidebar permanently.
- To add parts that magic select has not included:
- Make sure Add is highlighted under Refine your cutout in the sidebar.
- Draw over the part you want to add to the selection.
- You can draw a line, but also highlight the part or draw slightly inside its outline.
- To remove parts that magic select included but that are not part of the object you want to select:
- Make sure Remove is highlighted under Refine your cutout.
- Draw over the part you want to remove from the magic selection.
- Click Done in the siedebar when you are happy with your selection.
- Work with the object as you desire.
(How to select objects magically in Paint 3D tested with Paint 3D 4; updated March 2018; title image: StockUnlimited)