- Using the palettes
- Hiding and showing palettes
- Changing screen modes
- Tools on the Tools palette
- Changing the image size
- Choosing a file format
- Choosing a bits/channel mode
- Cropping an image
- Rotating an image
- Quick Summary: Choosing Colors
- Quick Summary: Using the Swatches palette
- Using the Layers palette
- Quick Summary: Using the Layers palette
- Using fill and adjustment layers
- Choosing a mode for the History palette
- Making snapshots of history states
- Working with nonlinear histories
- Using presets
- Streamlining your workflow
Quick Summary: Choosing Colors
The current Foreground color is applied when you create type and when you use some tools and commands, such the Brush or Pencil tool. The current Background color is applied by other edits, such as when you apply a transform command to, or move a selection on, the Background.
The two colors are displayed in the Foreground and Background color squares on the Tools palette A and Color palette. There are many ways to choose a Foreground or Background color:
- Enter values or click a color in the Color Picker. B
- Sample a color in the image with the Eyedropper tool.
- Click a user-saved or preset swatch on the Swatches palette.
Enter values or move sliders on the Color palette. C
Start by clicking the color square you want to mix a color for, if it’s not already selected.
- Choose a premixed color from a matching system via the Color Libraries dialog (click Color Libraries in the Color Picker to access it).