Choosing a Color Outside Photoshop

June 9, 2017

Do you find yourself looking at images online and just falling in love with a particular color? Whether it is in an article of clothing, on a scrapbook page, or in a Pinterest post, you WANT that color!

Here’s a quick tip on how to snag that color, using Photoshop:  (This tip works the same way in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.)

  1. Have Photoshop open, alongside the web page from which you want to copy the color.  (I have Photoshop open next to a Pinterest page.)
  2. You will need to have a document open in Photoshop. I have a blank document open.
  3. Click and hold down the eyedropper on the Photoshop document.
  4. Drag the eyedropper tool onto the web page from which you would like to copy a color.
  5. When the eyedropper is hovering over the color you would like to copy, let go of your mouse.
  6. The color will appear in the Color Picker in Photoshop as the Foreground color.
Photoshop tutorial SnickerdoodleDesigns

Press and hold down your mouse over a blank document

That’s it! I love using this tip when browsing Pinterest, especially!

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  1. Sheryl Hardin


  2. Peggy S

    I learned this once but it seemed more complicated. Thank you for your super simple method here! This is so helpful!

  3. hope3173

    That is really neat. Is there a way to save that color for later use?

    • Karen

      Great Question! I’ll make that next week’s tutorial! Thanks!

  4. lynncald

    thank you!!

  5. Cathy L Vernon

    Awesome mini tut Karen! Thank you. I have tried a number of times to do this and couldn’t figure out how! 🙂

  6. Deb Case

    Wow! Great!


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