When ever i attempt to use color on Photoshop elements, it allows me to choose a color but when i go to draw with it it ends up looking completely gray. For example if I select a lighter red it will show up as a light gray, if i change it to a darker gray then it will show up as a darker gray. So I guess I must have something turned on... right? something that disables the hues of the colors? Help?!?!
First go to Image>Mode and be sure your image is in RGB mode.
Then check the layers panel to be sure you aren't working on something like an adjustment layer or a layer mask.
YEAH!!! Thank you sooooo much!!