Hi. I’m George, and I’ll be showing you How to use the Photoshop Elements. Eyedropper tool right there now. If you liked this video, make sure you hit that like button. Don’t forget to click on share and also subscribe when your subscribing hit that bill icon as well. So you get notifications of my new videos and to really learn how to use. Photoshop Elements take a look at my complete training course, And there’s a link for that right down there in the description. Okay, let’s get to it. [music] The Photoshop Elements eyedropper tool is one of those basic little tools. We don’t really think about that much, but there are a few options in here. That can really help you refine how this? Tool Works, lets. Just see where this comes from. What this tool does is. It picks up color, so you there? It says color picker tool if I go up here to the move tool and then come down to the color picker right here and click on the foreground color notice how that automatically chooses the eyedropper tool right there, so that’s what this is about is about taking colors. Now, if I’m in the color picker over here, I can choose the color off of this area, Of course, but if I move over my image notice that I now have that eyedropper tool also, even if I’m on one file, if there’s another file open in the background, I can choose a color off of that background image as well, so it’s not just the one open image. It’s any image they can access when you’re using the color picker. Now you’ll find this in a lot of different places as well. Not just right down here, let’s say. I had the text tool open. Yeah, pull this over just a little bit here. Get that out of the way right down here. A little color Swatch. Click on that and notice that I had the eyedropper tool here. It’s limited to this area, But I do have this tool available here. Other things also have this tool available to you depends about what you’re doing. But the swatches also use the eyedropper tool. Let’s switch her to one of our layers right here right now. This layer is a smart object layer, kind of shape layer. I’m going to change this. I’ll right-click on the name and then come down to simplify layer. This makes it just a regular graphic now. Let’s go over here to the eyedropper tool. Choose that one, and then go up to the layer menu and come down to layer style style settings and take a look at stroke and choose the stroke right there, and this brings up a little color box right here, click on this and there’s our color picker again, and once again there is the eyedropper tool for choosing colors, so you’ll see that tool popping up in several different places, lets. Now see how this tool works. Have some options down here. Just two sets of options. Not a whole lot on that one. The first one is the point sample right here either says nothing or 3 by 3 or 5 by 5 that is showing how much an area is being selected when you click on that a little sample right up in here. Let me zoom in on this so you can see this. I’ll assume way in there we are get wait down here down real close to the pixel level. There it is as far in as I can go, and if we’re working with this on the one pixel point sample right here, it would be choosing the color from just that one point right in there. So if I chose from here, I would get that orange if I chose me. Hug it, though, but darker Orange. If I chose like here, I get that red, so you’re only looking at just that one little area. This is the most accurate way to choose color. Let’s say you wanted to choose the average green of an area like this notice. How there’s all kinds of different greens in here hard to say which one I would be getting if I was clicking through this, and that probably wouldn’t be the average feel for that area. In that case, you want to have an averaging selection and that’s what the 3 by 3 and the 5 by 5 do only real difference here is that the 3 by 3 is less and a 5 by 5 is more in averages at a larger area normally. I will choose between the point right here. Or the 5×5 average. I want an average lets. Choose that and click in here someplace. I’m gonna get a nice average green note, so they’re staying pretty close together. If I’m just clicking around, They’re pretty much the same if I go to the point size here, you know, wash that and I click around. I’m getting all kinds of different shades in there. You’re kind of bouncing around. So having the 5×5 an average will give you a better average color of an area. They were working with also. If you’re in tight like this notice that we do have different colors. This is just that edge of that Magenta circle right up there on top of the yellow circle. It’s just that edge, and this is what you get when you zoom in real close. So if I was just clicking on that edge, I might get any one of those colors if I was using the point sample, but if I was in the average, I get a more accurate average color on that, so that’s what those are about again. I use this one or I use this and most of the time. I really only use the 3×3 if the area I’m trying to select it right up against something else like down here someplace right down in there, and it’s kind of a tight fit. In guess I might go for the 3×3 Just me know what to come in a bit tighter on that, but that’s it, so that’s what that does. That’s what these options here are. It allows you to take an average of pixels in a 5×5 or a 3×3 area. I guess now zoom back out on this one. There we go now you notice in here? I have these overlapping colors and overlapping shapes Right here. There’s a yellow circle That’s in behind right there. Green one over here and a Magenta one right up here, kind of sitting in front of everything else or the magenta overlaps onto the yellow. I have these two colors kind of blending together, giving me this red coloration. Let’s go back to the eyedropper tool again right there and go back to my point selection. We have two options here, all layers or current layer If I click in here and it’s all layers, let us do that. Let us how I get that red now. The reason was is all layers to get that red is because this red is created by combining this layer and that layer together, so it takes both of those layers this layer and this layer to give us that red color. If I just change this to current layer right here, and I clicked in the exact same spot. What I get. Is that Magenta, because it’s only giving me the color from this one layer right here and again we’re using two layers on that to get that red, and I’m only working with the current layer. I’m only getting just the color from that one layer. Most of the time. What you want is the all layers, and this will give you the color that is visible to your eye in your working document, but sometimes it’s useful to know that you can grab just the current layer, the color out of the current layer and ignore any of these overlapping. He fix in there, so that’s. What that’s all about right there? And there you go, That’s how to use that I/O dropper tool again. This is specifically about choosing colors, you can choose foreground or background color, and there’s your foreground, there’s. The background brings up our color picker, and it brings up that eyedropper tool right there, and then just choose what you want when you choose a color, it’s going do place that over here as the new color inside of the color picker. That’s our background color. If you want to choose the foreground color, just click down here and then choose something. I’ll just choose over here and you get a different color in there based upon where you’re clicking, choose. Okay, and that then becomes that color area. So, yeah, that’s what that does. I Dropper Tool allows you to choose your colors for your frog round or your background, and you can choose the sampling area and you can choose whether to sample from the current layer, which is your selected layer or all layers, which give you the overlapping effects as well, so we go, That’s how to use the Photoshop Elements, eyedropper tool. If you liked this video, don’t forget to hit that, like button. 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