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Chapter 10. Choose Colors > To choose a color using the Color Picker:

To choose a color using the Color Picker:

1.
Click the Foreground or Background color square on the Toolbox.

or

Click the Foreground or Background color square on the Color palette, if it’s already active (has a double frame).

or

Double-click the Foreground or Background color square on the Color palette, if it’s not active.

Note: If the color square you click on is a Custom color, the Custom Colors dialog box will open. Click Picker to open the Color Picker dialog box.

2.
Optional: In the Photoshop Color Picker, check Only Web Colors to make only Web-safe colors available.

3.
Click a color on the vertical color slider to choose a hue , then click a variation of that hue in the large square .



or

To choose a specific process color for print output, enter percentages from a matching guide in the C, M, Y, and K fields.

or

For on-screen output, enter a value (0–255) for the R, G, and B components. When all these components are set to 0, black is produced; when all three are set to 255, white is produced. You can also enter numbers in the HSB or Lab fields.

4.
Click OK.

Tip

To make the Photoshop Color Picker available, choose Edit (Photoshop, in OS X) > Preferences > General (Ctrl-K/Cmd-K), then choose Color Picker: Adobe. You can choose the Windows/Apple color picker from the same pop-up menu. Only one color picker is accessible at a time.



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