Selecting Colors

The fastest and easiest way to select color is to use the foreground or background swatch in the toolbox (see Figure 7.1). The color swatch to the upper left is your foreground color, and the one to the lower right is the background color. You can set either color by clicking its swatch.

Swatches are those two little squares of color at the bottom of the toolbox—like the paint swatches you get from the hardware store.


Click to select the foreground or background color.

Default color-Foreground color-

--Background color

The small icon to the upper left of the swatches, which looks like a miniature version of the swatches, resets to the default colors (black and white). The little curved arrow to the upper right of the swatches swaps the background and foreground colors.

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