I used to be able to hold down the Shift key and move all the sliders in the Color panel at the same time so that I could get a tint of the color I was working with. Now that doesn't seem to work. I've tried the Shift key, the Command key, the Option key and the Control key but nothing works. Is there still a way to move all the sliders at once so they maintain their relative positions? I'm working with the RGB Color panel window.
Photoshop CS6, Mac OS 10.6.8, iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
Interesting. I had never thought of trying that, but I just tried it in Photoshop 13 ("CS6") under Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and in Photoshop 11.0.2 ("CS4")under Tiger 10.4.11 and I got the latter behavior you described in both versions on two different Macs: the sliders move totally independent of each other regardless of the modifier key used.
What specific version did you use when your were able to move the sliders in unison? I have other versions installed.
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Well, now I'm feeling confused. I only have PS CS5 installed anymore, besides CS6, and I'm getting the same problem. But I was SURE that I used to be able to do that in older versions of Photoshop. I opened Illustrator (v.16) and it works there, so maybe I'm remembering wrong and it was only in Illustrator. But, why, if it can be made to work that way in Illustrator, can't it be made to work that way in Photoshop?
Is there some other way to make a tint of an RGB color (50%, 30%, 20%) that I'm just not aware of?
I just tried on a PC all the way back to Photoshop 6.0. The sliders never moved together with any modifier keys.
When you say "make a tint of an RGB color" it's not quite clear what you want to do... If you open the color picker by clicking on, say, the foreground color, have you tried manipulating the controls there? Maybe reducing the S (Saturation) value is what you want?
a colleague and myself both tried to replicate the feature you described and we cannot duplicate it as station_two said previously. I know that you can specify tints in illustrator and indesign.. as far of Photoshop... we both cannot find a specific way of "make a tint of an RGB color (50%, 30%, 20%). So odd! maybe we are all just missing something...
…But, why, if it can be made to work that way in Illustrator, can't it be made to work that way in Photoshop?…
As strange as it may seem to you, that is a non sequitur.
Illustrator and Photoshop are two different applications with different, independent engineering teams and managers.
Here's the thing: the "creative suites" are nothing but a figment of the imagination of the marketing folks at Adobe. As has been often stated (mostly by me but also by others ), the individual point-applications engineering teams are not only not in the same building but even in different cities, different states of the American Union and, in some cases, different countries and different continents.
They clearly do not work together very often nor very well, and they communicate as little as imaginable among themselves—as evidenced by suggestions made on the forums by Adobe engineers to "let the other teams know" that there are real problems that interfere with the other applications and with our work.
Okay guys, thanks for your help. I think Noel has hit on a solution to the effect, if not the "action" through the color window that I'd hoped for.
I went back to the color picker, to the HSB section and, using my trusty old proportion wheel (remember those? am I dating myself?), put in what would be the equivalent of 30% of the Saturation for the color I was using (i.e. the original Saturation was 51% so I put in 15%). The resulting color matched the tint that I got when I used the Fill field on the layer and set it at 30%. Using the Fill field makes the color transparent however and I wanted a solid 30% tint color. Using the HSB part of the Color Picker gave me what I was looking for. Thanks for the suggestion Noel!
However, it would be nice to be able to simply click on a swatch and reduce the percentage through a slider.