A Quick Tip for Selecting Colors Outside of Photoshop

Photoshop's eyedropper tool is highly useful for selecting exact colors for a variety of uses while you're in the program. But did you know that you can also use it to select colors outside the program? This great video will show you a quick trick for selecting colors outside Photoshop.

Coming to you from Jesus Ramirez of the Photoshop Training Channel, this quick and helpful video will show you how to select colors outside Photoshop. One of the most useful tools in Photoshop is the eyedropper tool, which allows you to simply hover over any part of an image and select that color as the foreground color. However, when you're doing design work or perhaps some sort of color toning, you might want to select colors from an outside source, likely your internet browser or an image viewer. Photoshop actually allows you to drag the eyedropper outside the app, making it very easy to select those colors. Just be sure to keep an eye on your sample size; I've found that switching from point sample to something like 3x3 is helpful for avoiding issues like accidentally selecting a small pore or the like. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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