by Amy Palermo
Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5
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....