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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:01:56 77,477 posts
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    Is the forum broken again or is ray running about 15 minutes late?

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    :D
  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 13:03:40 5,737 posts
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    ray wrote:
    You obviously didn't try to click on the front square in the colour palette.


    Ah.. I didn't.. or I pressed the wrong colour thingy - NOT the colour palette like you said - I pressed the colours in the little vertical slab with all the tools in it. You were absolutely right. My bad. Thanks!!

    It was totally messing up my work-flow... not much flow about anything I do these days... =/



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  • ecureuil 13 Jan 2009 13:04:43 76,526 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    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.

    Yes, the little arrow switches the swatches (hey!), but I find that a bit unnecessary if you're using the eye dropper. Also, it doesn't visibly change the order in the toolbar, but in the color palette the active colour is always on top.
  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 13:05:15 5,737 posts
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    Sorry guys. Virtual Jaffa cakes or beer on me! It's monday today isn't it?

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 13:05:43 684 posts
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    Hahah victory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Edit: stupid joke removed.

    Edited by ray at 04:20:09 07-02-2013
  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:05:57 77,477 posts
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    No.

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  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 13:06:35 18,999 posts
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    Haha.

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:07:13 77,477 posts
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    People who are too thick to understand what other people have been saying all along:

    Menace
    ray

    ;)

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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 13:07:28 5,737 posts
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    /hangs head in shame. I'm supposed to be ok'ish at this photoshop thing you know.

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 13:10:53 684 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    People who are too thick to understand what other people have been saying all along:

    Menace
    ray

    ;)

    I think you still don't understand. Even if he did what you suggested in your first post it would still select the secondary colour. Try it. Both clicking on the black / white iconette and the colour bar.

    You have to swap the secondary / primary selection first, otherwise whatever you eyedrop goes into the square with the outline.
  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:12:45 77,477 posts
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  • Lukus 13 Jan 2009 13:14:15 18,999 posts
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    Can I have a free copy please Dirtbox?

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  • ray 13 Jan 2009 13:14:18 684 posts
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    Edit: Ah you edited your post, too bad.

    Again, "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." wouldn't work without swapping the primary and secondary, please try it.

    Or maybe it works differently in the latest Photoshop update, I'm using a slightly outdated version.
  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:17:50 77,477 posts
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    Then how did you misunderstand almost everything that was written after the initial confusion was cleared up?

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  • Menace 13 Jan 2009 13:25:28 5,737 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Then how did you misunderstand almost everything that was written after the initial confusion was cleared up?

    Erhm.. He didn't. Not the way I read it anyway. Anyway, thx for helping me out - or trying to help me out - all of you! =)

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  • Dirtbox 13 Jan 2009 13:27:37 77,477 posts
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    Thread is more full of incredibly vaguery and misunderstanding and any other ever. Official.

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  • w00t 13 Jan 2009 13:29:43 11,052 posts
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    Four candles?

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • ray 13 Jan 2009 13:32:24 684 posts
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    No, it's just that you (and all the others proposing to use "X" etc) failed to understand what's the problem. And I know you're still convinced I'm slow or stupid so nevermind.

    Candles are fine :)
  • krushing 15 Jan 2009 14:12:18 777 posts
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    Well, at least *I* learned something new. Not that I'd ever need it, I'll keep x-ing my way through :)
  • krushing 15 Jan 2009 14:13:02 777 posts
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    ...which reminds, me - any CS4 users here? I've heard so much horror stories about the interface that I've not even asked for the upgrade yet.
  • paulkim 13 Mar 2012 01:14:07 1 posts
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    @Menace wow i love how no one understood the actual problem but was awfully quick to insult. The reason why the eydropper (be it an alt command to the brush or other tool) is selecting for your secondary palette is because under you side panels there is a tab called colour. The swatch that is outlined with a black box is considered your primary. Therefore if you have the "secondary" swatch outlined it will act as your primary. All you have to do is click the above box and it will outline and activate.

    cheers
  • Deleted user 13 March 2012 02:38:16
    Thank God you came along, he's had that file open for three years waiting for a solution.
  • elainehoang 27 Nov 2012 03:03:00 1 posts
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    @paulkim THANK YOU SO MUCH!
  • thunderpanda 6 Feb 2013 23:57:00 2 posts
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    @paulkim THANK YOU! Everyone was so quick to make fun of that guy for something that is an actual issue, and the fix is nearly impossible to figure out.

    So to make it very clear for everyone, here is the easiest way to do it.

    1. At the top of photoshop, go to "Window" and make sure "Color" is checked. F6 also opens this window in my version (American cs5).
    2. In the resulting window, you will see your two active color swatches, the primary and the secondary. Odds are you have the secondary one checked, it will have a black square around it. Left-click on the primary one to correct it.
    3. Enjoy your fix!
  • neilka 7 Feb 2013 00:39:06 15,668 posts
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    euroeyedropper.net
  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 00:45:23
    Yes, the fix is nearly impossible to work out. That's why it was posted about five times on the first page.
  • Syrette 7 Feb 2013 01:29:26 43,107 posts
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    THANK YOU PAUL KIM

  • thunderpanda 24 Apr 2013 22:47:36 2 posts
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    I've put together an easy, step-by-step solution to make it so that the eyedropper tool will change the color of the primary color swatch, with pictures of what you should be looking at, to make it as clear as possible and clear up any confusion. Cheers!
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