I'm trying to use replace color and it doesn't seem to let me select a desired (target) color from a different layer, only from the layer I'm working on. Is there a way to change this behavior? For example, say I have a red ball on layer 1 and I want to change it to the same color as part of a shoe on layer 2. I could have sworn that normally I could just click the "result" box and use the eyedropper to select the target color from the shoe but the dropper will only sample colors from the ball layer.
I don't remember layers making a difference before so I want to know if this is the default behavior or if something is just whacky with my settings. I can easily get around it by just entering in the hex code of the desired color instead of using the dropper but that's tedious. I'm using CS6 on Windows 7. I can't attach the actual image due to usage restrictions. I know of alternatives, but I'm asking specifically about this method. Thanks!
I can only test for back to CS5 and there the behaviour already seems to be as you describe.
But Replace Color is a destructive process and therefore I consider it worthless for serious work.
It doesn't really matter that it's destructive, I don't use it when it's not appropriate for what I'm doing, I just wanted to confirm that's the proper behavior and not my CS6 acting "off" again. Thanks so much!