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Hidden Photoshop Tips & Tricks

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Select Colors From Outside of Photoshop

Jesús Ramirez

Hidden Photoshop Tips & Tricks

Jesús Ramirez

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Lesson Info

10. Select Colors From Outside of Photoshop

Lesson Info

Select Colors From Outside of Photoshop

since. More for like, um, it's a cool feature. I'm not really sure how you would use it as, ah, as a photographer, but I know it's a designer. Used it a lot. Um, I worked as a designer for many years, so I have a lot of designer tricks. Um, one of those is that you can actually use the eyedropper tool, as you well know, the eyedropper tool. So let me actually open, open up a picture so that we can actually see an image. So you click on with the eyedropper tool, you can click and hover over the campus, and then that's the color the usual, like there. But you can actually let me reduce that there. And apps. You can actually select colors outside of photo shop, so maybe you have a photo or website. Whatever other application outside of photo shop. If you want to select the color you can, you can click on the eyedropper tool and notice right down here. You know, it is the foreground and background color. Um, if you click in drag, obviously it selects the colors that you there are in the im...

age. But if you still clicking and holding, and you drag right outside of photo shop. Notice that notice down there in the bottom of the foreground, color is still selecting outside of photo shop, so you can select colors outside of photo shop without, maybe, maybe haven't image. Or maybe it's your background. Or if you have ah, you know something that you see on, you know, like Facebook. I don't know. Maybe you want to select a color. It's outside of photo shop, but you want to take the time to either save the image or open open image imported. Just a select that one color. This is a quick way of doing it. So selecting colors right outside of photo shop with the eyedropper tool. So this next one, and actually let me and that's another tip that I just did there that I wasn't thinking. We're showing you guys, but if you guys are like zoomed in really far away or off to the side somewhere, you can double click on the handle, and it just fits everything to screen. And actually, while showing you that trick, I thought of something else that I didn't think about. So by the fault, um, Photoshopped won't allow you to um let me show. I'm gonna press command K. And I believe it's under workspace towards maybe over school. That's what I wanted to show you. So it's off by the fault, but actually have it on by the full. This is the computer that I teach with. So a lot of the settings are usually reset my computer so that what I see is what you guys saying that my crazy stuff Um but I usually like to check over scrum. And, um, what over school allows you to do is what the space bar you can just over scroll. You can move the campus to the side so you don't need to have it in the center, because by default, you can't do that. I'm gonna do that again, Command K. That's control Canda Mac on the PC. Um, if you go back into tools, you can uncheck over scroll, which is the default press. Okay, Now, with space bar, I can't move the campus so over school is one that I like using a lot for when I'm working with my my composites

Class Description

Everyone knows Adobe Photoshop® is full of amazing features — but where are they hidden?! Jesus Ramirez will show which ones are worth using when you really need to be efficient and productive. This session concentrates on Adobe Photoshop tips, features and techniques that most people never think to use and some tricks even the expert may not be aware of!

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


Amy Vaughn

Yeah yeah, Jesus Ramirez is a great instructor and this class is packed with useful tips and even some fun ones that might not be so useful. But it was that one about using two windows from the same document that changed my Photoshop life.


Overall Photoshop Week 2017 has some amazing instructors for workflow & compositing. Jesus Ramirez has the unique ability to combine simplicity with really useful depth: blend modes, different approaches to selection or combining different tools. This course covers a lot of tools and there are a number of ‘wow! didn't know that!’ moments a more advanced user will love.


Jesus is excellent! full of knowledge and provides a lot of helpful tips in a clear and easy to understand way. Only thing missing are captions for this class, for some reason. Otherwise, I wish there were more classes like this one.