by Julieanne Kost

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Created

June 3, 2014

If you have ever tried selecting a new foreground color using the eyedropper tool only to have the background color updated, make sure that in the Color panel you have the foreground color swatch selected. If, for some reason you have selected the background color swatch, every time you use the eyedropper it will update the background color!

On the left the Foreground color swatch is selected, on the right, the Background color swatch is selected.

On the left, the Foreground color swatch is selected in the Color panel and has a thin highlight surrounding it. On the right, the Background color swatch is selected.

COMMENTS

  • By Louis Servedio-Morales - 5:37 AM on June 3, 2014  

    Thank you. Even as a seasoned Photoshop user, it was driving me crazy. Personally though that function should be eliminated from Photoshop all together. But then again maybe some have the need to choose a background color only and don’t care for a shortcut.

  • By Mike - 5:46 AM on June 3, 2014  

    OKay……..thats good information. Thanks. Always enjoy your tutorials.