Select Color from Image in Photoshop CS6

Edited by Freya, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how you can select a color from an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.


Steps

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    To begin, we should have an image open
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    In this video, we have Photoshop opened, which has a blue square icon that is at the bottom in this video.
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    We can either use an image by creating a new document or by opening an existing document
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    In this video, an existing image is used.
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    We can learn how to open or create Photoshop documents from other VisiHow videos
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    Once we have our image open, we should note the bottom part of the left-hand side panel with small pictures
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    At the very bottom, we have two squares that will be black and white at the default setting.
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    We can move our cursor to the top section of the column to the pipette symbol
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    We click it. Photoshop calls it "Eyedropper Tool".
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    We select a color by moving the tool to the color of our choice and left-clicking the pixel
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    The upper black square will change to coral. This is the color of the exact pixel on which we've clicked.
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    If we like, we can exchange the foreground and background colors by clicking the two arrows in the upper-left corner of the two squares
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    For the second color, we can click a whichever pixel we like
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    Let's pick blue.
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    We can switch between the colors if we need them for something else
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    We can also select a color by clicking "Paintbrush" in the panel
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    We'll have a little circle on our screen. If we are painting, we can select another color by moving between the selected colors very quickly.
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    We can press and hold "Alt" and left-click a pixel, then Photoshop will bring up the pipette tool and select the pixel color under it
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    Let's pick blue again.
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    If we like, we can go back to the original colors by clicking two tiny squares above the bigger squares
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    We'll be taken back to black and white.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Freya

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