Select a color using the Swatches palette

1. Click the Swatches palette tab Switches .

2. Click the second swatch from the left in the first row (RGB Yellow), as shown in Figure 11. Did you notice that the foreground color on the toolbox changed to a light, bright yellow?

3. Click the Paint Bucket Tool fy on the toolbox (if it is not already selected).

4. Click the image with the Paint Bucket pointer then compare your screen to Figure 12.

You opened the Swatches palette, selected a color, and then used the Paint Bucket Tool to change the background to that color.

FIGURE 10

Color Picker dialog box

FIGURE 10

Color Picker dialog box

Warning: Out-of-gamut for printing indicator New color

Your values might be different

Previous color

Warning: Out-of-gamut for printing indicator New color

Your values might be different

FIGURE 11

Swatches palette

Previous color

Second swatch from the left

FIGURE 12

New foreground color applied to Background layer

FIGURE 12

New foreground color applied to Background layer

FIGURE 11

Swatches palette

Second swatch from the left

Your swatches on the last row might be different

FIGURE 13

Swatch added to Swatches palette

Color Swatches ' Styles >

Newswatch appears In last row

Add a new color to the Swatches palette

1. Click the Eyedropper Tool on the toolbox.

2. Click the light yellow pepper at coordinates 215X/65Y.

TIP When using both the Info palette and the Swatches palette, you'll have to rearrange the palettes so both are visible. Click the Minimize button on the palette tabs to reduce the size of either palette.

3. Click the empty area to the right of the last swatch in the bottom row of the Swatches palette with the Paint Bucket pointer

4. Type Light Yellow Pepper in the Name text box.

5. Click OK in the Color Swatch Name dialog box.

TIP To delete a color from the Swatches palette, press [Alt] (Win) or [option] (Mac), position the pointer over a swatch, then click the swatch.

6. Save your work, then compare the new swatch on your Swatches palette to Figure 13.

You used the Eyedropper Tool to sample a color, and then added the color to the Swatches palette. Adding swatches to the Swatches palette makes it easy to reuse frequently used colors.

What You'll Do

In this lesson, you'll add a border to an image.

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