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Make a quick color swap and keep painting (CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5)

Added on Wednesday 14th of December 2011 06:13 am EST

by Amy Palermo


Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows




Time is of the essence when you’re trying to maintain top Photoshop form, and there isn’t a second to spare to change tools. So when you’re painting with the Brush tool and want to sample a new color from your image, you don’t want to disrupt your workflow to do so.

Instead of going to the Tools panel to select the Eyedropper tool, just press I. The Brush tool changes to the Eyedropper tool. Now you can click anywhere in your image to sample a new foreground color. Tip: Press [option] ([Alt] in Windows) to sample a new background color. When you’re done, just press B to go back to using the Brush tool....