Hi everyone, my eyedropper tool has suddenly gone awry. Selecting the eyedropper (or alt clicking the open window while on another tool) makes the colour selected the background colour and not the foreground as it always has done. Whereas and alt-click with the eyedropper selected makes the colour the foreground one.
Not a huge problem but one that's getting increasingly annoying as I try to work and keep painting the wrong colour.
Any help appreciated.
Using OSX 10.7.3 and CS5.
Hi Curt, thanks for the reply, unfortunately it doesn't help.
Window>Colour only brings up the CMYK/RGB etc slider box and there's no preference in there for selecting the eyedropper preference, if I click on a colour in my main window with the dropper selected it still comes up as the background colour in this box.
You should get a window that has 3 tabs - color,swatches, style. You want to be on color tab and you will sell the 2 color icons and one with a border around it.
The one you mentioned does not seem correct.
Try clicking the other icon then, then if that doesn't work, try clicking back on the foreground icon.
Failing that, reset your Photoshop preferences to default by holding Control - Shift - Alt down when cold-starting Photoshop.
In the image you've posted above, the background swatch is selected.
Click on the little white box at the upper-left under the COLOR tab so that the black highlight is around it.
Yes, I have read everything carefully, so just to reiterate:
It doesn't matter which one is highlighted, the eyedropper tool ALWAYS reverts to choosing the background colour, unless I hold down the ALT button, which is the opposite way to how it's always been.