The Eyedropper tool


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The Eyedropper tool

So in this video, I'm going to give you a few shortcuts to use when you are using the Eyedropper tools. We'll press I to begin and basic behavior is when you click on a particular color or click and drag through colors, that sets the foreground color to whatever color you clicked on. If you want to set the background color as well, you can hold down the Option key or Alt and click on a different color and that will set the background color. You can also pick a color from outside Photoshop. Let's make the Photoshop window just a little bit smaller. As long as you start to press and drag within the Photoshop window, when you move your mouse outside Photoshop selecting this web page in the background here, I want to sample the yellow of the lynda.com web page there.

Since I started the drag in the Photoshop document, when I mouse out to behind Photoshop, it will start sampling colors outside Photoshop as well. So you can see the foreground color now has been set to that yello...

The Eyedropper tool
Video duration: 1m 10s 6h 21m Intermediate

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The Eyedropper tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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