In some situations, Photoshop’s Magic Wand tool can save you a whole lot of time when making selections. This group of tools is getting an upgrade, and a very powerful one: meet Object Selection tool. It’s a powerful AI-powered solution that helps you make even complicated selections by a simple click-and-drag. In the video below, Meredith Payne Stotzner of Adobe will show you how it works, and I must say it looks pretty impressive.
Back in 2017, Adobe introduced the Select Subject command. It surely speeds up the editing workflow, but it only lets you select the most prominent subject in an image. And what about the cases when you have multiple subjects? And what if you want to select only some parts of the subject? Enter Object Selection tool.
The Object Selection is a new tool housed at the top of the Magic Wand tool group. Just like a few previous novelties, it’s powered by Adobe Sensei technology. So what’s so special about it? Well, it will allow you to select individual objects in your photos. You can combine and deselect the elements as you please, and all is done via click-and-drag Marquee or Lasso selections.
Meredith Payne Stotzner notes that this tool gave such great results, that Adobe decided to place it at the top of the Magic Wand and Quick Selection tool group. Judging from the demo above, it really does perform remarkably well.
So, when will the new Object Selection tool be available? Well, we don’t know exactly. All Adobe tells us is that it’s “coming soon,” so it’s possible that you’ll see it in the next update. But I guess we should wait and see.