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when i import a jpeg image f some outline  picture to insert some colour in Photoshop using magic wand tool everything else gets selected. all the lines are selected when only a certain part is supposed to get selected 
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shefa shaikh

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I'm not exactly sure what you are doing, but it sounds like the Tolerance setting in the toolbar is far too high.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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In that case you should explain in a little more detail what you are trying to do and what is (not) happening.
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shefa shaikh

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i downloaded a jpeg image from the internet for example image of a butterfly outline  and i import in Photoshop to add color inside the image.i want to add different colors in the image so i use magic wand tool and select certain area.
The problem is it is supposed to select certain area only but instead it selects the the entire area and all the lines. 
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shefa, the magic wand tool selects what you tell it to (not what you want it to) select based on the options you choose... it's not actually magic.
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It's definitely not magic, but pretty down to earth. The Magic Wand tool simply selects pixels of the same color. You determine that color with your click. There are two settings which are very important.

First of all the 'Continuous' checkbox. If that box is unchecked, then all the pixels of that color, anywhere in the image, will be selected. If the box is checked, then only pixels of that color will be selected if they will form one continuous selection.

The second option is the 'Tolerance'. If you set this to more than zero, then small differences in color will be ignored, so more pixels are selected. The higher you set the tolerance, the bigger those differences can be.
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shefa shaikh

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Yes your absolutely right my 'Continuous' box was unchecked may be thats why it was selecting the entire pixels. Thank You so much.