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Photoshop’s Eyedropper Tool Can Pick Colors From Anywhere

We recently showed you how to generate color schemes from any photo, but what if you see one color in a photo on a website, or even a color on your desktop, and you want to use it?

Rather than save the photo or take a screenshot and open it in Photoshop, one small trick is all it takes to sample that color.

Make sure that you have the website or image open that you want to draw your colors from. Select the Eyedropper from your tool menu (or use the keyboard shortcut “I”). Click anywhere on your canvas or workspace and drag the eyedropper, to where you want to sample your color.

You can sample colors from anywhere on your computer — from your browser or program windows, from your desktop or icons. The key is to make sure that you don’t let go as you drag the eyedropper around until you land on the color you wish to use.

What little tips and tricks do you have for Photoshop? Let us know in the comments. 

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