To select the foreground or background color:

1 Select the eyedropper tool

2 To change the sample size of the eyedropper, choose an option from the Sample Size menu:

• Point Sample to read the precise value of the pixel you click.

• 3 by 3 Average or 5 by 5 Average to read the average value of the specified number of pixels within the area you click.

3 Do one of the following:

• To select a new foreground color, click in the image. Alternately, position the pointer over the image, press the mouse button, and drag anywhere on the screen. The foreground color selection box changes dynamically as you drag. Release the mouse button to pick the new color.

• To select a new background color, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) in the image. Alternately, position the pointer over the image, press Alt (Windows) or Options (Mac OS), press the mouse button, and drag anywhere on the screen. The background

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