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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:38:41 5,625 posts
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    Somehow I've got the eyedropper tool in Photoshop to change the secondary colour rather than the standard primary colour. I can't find a way to get it back to working as usual.

    Can someone tell me how to 'fix' it please?

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:39:56 76,334 posts
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    Haha.

    Just click the little black/white iconette. Or click the colour square in question at the bottom of the tool bar and select whatever colour you prefer.

    holy crap, did you even try anything before posting?

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 12:40:33 683 posts
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    In the colour palette, where there are two squares representing the colours picked, click on the other square (the upper one).

    Edit: Slow!
  • FHUTA 13 Jan 2009 12:42:01 880 posts
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    can't you just flick between the two pallets with the little double ended arrow thing next to the two colours?

    If not I'm not sure what you're on about I'm afraid

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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:44:37 5,625 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Haha.

    Just click the little black/white iconette. Or click the colour square in question at the bottom of the tool bar and select whatever colour you prefer.

    holy crap, did you even try anything before posting?

    Nope, that doesn't work...

    Yes I did try stuff and also googled a bit but failed.. =(

    Edit: to clarify, its when holding down the Alt key and selecting a colour from an image. Not when using the 'actual' eyedropper tool. Sorry!

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  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 12:47:41 18,955 posts
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    So what have primary and secondary colours got to do with it? I'm confused.

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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:47:49 5,625 posts
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    Never had this happen before, neither does any of the other artists working here. A reboot seems to have fixed it.

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  • ecureuil 13 Jan 2009 12:48:05 76,017 posts
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    Holding down Alt will replace the secondary colour. Try, er, not holding Alt.
  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:48:28 5,625 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    So what have primary and secondary colours got to do with it? I'm confused.

    You got the two colours you can swap between.. normally the eyedropper tool selects a colour for the 'first' or primary colour...

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 12:48:52 683 posts
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    Did you see my post?

    Whether you select primary or secondary colour is selected in the colour palette.
  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:50:50 5,625 posts
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    ray wrote:
    Did you see my post?

    Yes.. doesn't change a thing.

    I got the brush active.. and I'm painting a bit, but want to sample a colour from the image. Normally I then hold down alt and the cursor changes to the eyedropper thingy and changes the colour I'm currently using (what I refer to as the primary colour).. but now it changes the secondary colour instead.. argh.

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:51:05 76,334 posts
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    You can toggle between the fore and background colours with the icon next to it.

    ecureuil wrote:
    Holding down Alt will replace the secondary colour. Try, er, not holding Alt.
    Alt is the shortcut key. If you have the swatches switched, it will change the colour for that.

    Menace. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the less obvious features by clicking some stuff to find out what it does. Hovering your mouse over them will give you a keyboard shortcut as well.

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  • Spanky 13 Jan 2009 12:51:17 14,448 posts
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    Press X

    Plubs

  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 12:51:20 18,955 posts
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    Menace wrote:
    Lukus wrote:
    So what have primary and secondary colours got to do with it? I'm confused.

    You got the two colours you can swap between.. normally the eyedropper tool selects a colour for the 'first' or primary colour...

    But you just said you weren't using the eyedropper after all. Argh, never mind, I'm useless at remembering programs without them open in front of me.

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  • FHUTA 13 Jan 2009 12:51:26 880 posts
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    if you've selected the colour picker manually or by pressing I then pressing alt will select the secondary pallette
  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:52:08 76,334 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    Press X
    That's the one.

    Almost every key on the keyboard has a function.

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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:53:29 5,625 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Spanky wrote:
    Press X
    That's the one.

    Almost every key on the keyboard has a function.

    Thx, I'm well aware of that.. but that's an extra keypress every time. The point is it shouldn't change the second colour....

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 12:53:43 683 posts
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    You obviously didn't try to click on the front square in the colour palette. There are two big squares representing primary and secondary colours, once you press Alt and your cursor changes to the eyedropper whatever you pick will go to the square that has the outline on it.
  • ecureuil 13 Jan 2009 12:54:56 76,017 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    You can toggle between the fore and background colours with the icon next to it.

    ecureuil wrote:
    Holding down Alt will replace the secondary colour. Try, er, not holding Alt.
    Alt is the shortcut key. If you have the swatches switched, it will change the colour for that.

    Menace. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the less obvious features by clicking some stuff to find out what it does.

    Bah. Silly me, I never actually bother to use the Color panel and instead just use the toolbar on the left handside. Considering I use Photoshop daily as part of my uni course and work.. >_> As you were!
  • ray 13 Jan 2009 12:55:09 683 posts
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    "X" just exchanges the primary and secondary. Not what you select with eyedropper.
  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 12:55:43 5,625 posts
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    ray wrote:
    You obviously didn't try to click on the front square in the colour palette. There are two big squares representing primary and secondary colours, once you press Alt and your cursor changes to the eyedropper whatever you pick will go to the square that has the outline on it.

    I did..

    What you're describing is how it NORMALLY works.. somehow I've got them swapped around and I desperately want it back the way it used to be. =/

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:56:34 76,334 posts
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    ray wrote:
    "X" just exchanges the primary and secondary. Not what you select with eyedropper.
    He wasn't using the eyedropper.

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:57:11 76,334 posts
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  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 12:57:13 18,955 posts
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    This thread reads like a poor Two Ronnies sketch.

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:57:27 76,334 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    You can toggle between the fore and background colours with the icon next to it.

    ecureuil wrote:
    Holding down Alt will replace the secondary colour. Try, er, not holding Alt.
    Alt is the shortcut key. If you have the swatches switched, it will change the colour for that.

    Menace. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the less obvious features by clicking some stuff to find out what it does.

    Bah. Silly me, I never actually bother to use the Color panel and instead just use the toolbar on the left handside. Considering I use Photoshop daily as part of my uni course and work.. >_> As you were!
    That's the same thing I'm talking about.

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  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 12:58:16 18,955 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:

    That's the same thing I'm talking about.

    I preferred the Will Smith version.

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  • Deleted user 13 January 2009 12:58:35
    ah hell naw
  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 12:59:31 76,334 posts
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    That's what I'm talking about.

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 12:59:44 683 posts
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    Does your colour palette sign look like the one on the left or right?

    http://i44.tinypic.com/29yh46a.jpg
  • Spanky 13 Jan 2009 12:59:48 14,448 posts
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    ctrl + q?

    Do you know there's a count tool in the eyedropper tear out, amazing tool, you click on shit and it counts... amazing.

    Plubs

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