Photoshop makes it possible to create the perfect photo. With several different tools to choose from, users have the chance to create professional-looking images. They can take an element from one photo and use it in another. For example, users can sample colors from photos and save them to use in the future. Being able to sample and save colors in Photoshop allows you to increase your color palette with new and exciting hues. Best of all, this operation is easy to perform once you learn a few simple steps.
Select the Eyedropper Tool. The Eyedropper Tool makes it easy to sample colors in even the smallest areas of a photo. For example, you’ll be able to sample your friend’s eye color, or even her shade of lipstick. Imagine the possibilities of being able to select from so many different colors.
When you find a color you simply must have for future photos, use the Eyedropper Tool to sample that color. Simply hover over the color and click it. The color is immediately sampled and can then be saved.
Look under your Workspace for the Color palette. Next to the Color tab, there is a tab named Swatches. You will need to switch to this tab in order to save a sampled color.
To save the current color, hover over a blank area in the Swatches Palette and right-click on it.
Name your sampled color. Once you right-click on a blank swatch, a box will come up asking you to name the new color. Once you have named the color, it will be saved to the Swatches palette.
Tips & Warnings
- If a blank swatch is unavailable, scroll down on the Swatches palette to access blank swatches.
- Save your sampled color with a unique name that makes it easy to identify.
- If you decide you don’t like the name you chose, you can right-click on the color swatch and rename it.
- If you no longer need certain colors, right-click on the swatches and delete them.
- If you’re having trouble sampling a color, zoom in on the image to make the color easier to select.
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