• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 3. Using the Photoshop Toolbox > Selecting Foreground and Background Co...

Selecting Foreground and Background Colors

Click the foreground and background color swatches in the toolbox to choose a color for working in your images (see Figure 3.14). Use the foreground color when you're painting with Brush tools or creating type on your page. Use the background color when you're deleting or erasing portions of the Background layer. The background color will be revealed underneath the portions you erase. Swap the foreground with the background color by clicking the Switch arrow just above and to the right of the color watches, or by pressing X on the keyboard. To set your colors to default black and white, click the Default Foreground and Background colors button just below and to the left of the color swatches or press the D key on the keyboard.

Figure 3.14. Click the foreground or background color swatch to display the Color Picker, from which you select colors. Click in the color ramp and your color appears in either color swatch on the toolbox.


  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint