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Old 09-29-2009, 02:04 AM
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eyedropper picks up background colour

Hi all
I hope someone can help me with this - it's very confusing and I can't figure out how to fix it. Someone else used my machine recently and now my eyedropper tool selects a colour and sets it as the background colour rather than the foreground colour. It is really annoying and inconvenient and I really want to change it back but I don't know how.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:13 AM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Go to Window>Color and click on the top (frgd) box.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:33 AM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Hi Silva
i don't understand
Window > Color opens the Color window, not the active colour for foreground or background. I also don't know what you mean by: "top (frgd) box."
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:26 PM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Hi Karin -

If all else fails, you could reset your preferences. Also, CS4 and I assume older versions allow you to save your workspace preferences. Once you get it like you want it, save it under workspace preferences.

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Karin, see this to solve your dilemma:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/421402
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:04 AM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Hi LonK
THANK YOU!!!
weshoot, out of interest, this does not seem to be related to my workspace preferences - I have got one saved, but using default workspace still picked up to the background colour swatch, until I reset the focus ring.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:16 AM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

Hi Karin -

Noted. I keep learning new things about Photoshop almost daily.

Thanks for your post.

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:13 PM
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Re: eyedropper picks up background colour

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Hi Silva
i don't understand
Window > Color opens the Color window, not the active colour for foreground or background. I also don't know what you mean by: "top (frgd) box."
karin
Me thinks this is the same as Lonks link.... Frgd = Foreground
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