9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2017 8:31 AM by gener7

    color picker shortcut

    david milgrim Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I used to bring up the  color picker with cmnd+opt+control+click in image. Worked great. Now nothing happens. I'm not sure exactly when I lost it; it's been awhile.

       

      I'm on an iMac running El Capitan 10.11.6 and PS cc 17, latest update.

       

      I've searched many times, and thought maybe an El Capitan shortcut was interfering, but I don't see one.

       

      Any ideas??

       

      Thanks!!

        • 1. Re: color picker shortcut
          kenzeebyrne Level 1

          This may not be what you are looking for per say but if you go into your Edit drop down and select Keyboard Shortcuts you can change the P key to be the picker instead of the Pen tool, if you use the Picker much more heavily than the pen tool!

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          • 2. Re: color picker shortcut
            david milgrim Level 1

            Thanks for the reply. That works, but the picker remains on screen. The shortcut I mean puts up the picker only for so long as I click.

            • 3. Re: color picker shortcut
              LGH1492 Level 1

              Are you sure that you have chosen a paint tool before you press control+option+command+click?

               

              Found instructions that helped me by searching HUD color picker then scrolling to "Choose a color while painting".

               

              Double check Enable OpenGL and Optimize GPU settings.

               

              Good Luck!

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              • 4. Re: color picker shortcut
                gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                It works on CC2017.0.1/OSX 10.12.3

                 

                Before you use ctrl-opt-cmd-click,

                 

                1. Be sure you select the brush tool

                2. Be sure the image is active. (white title in the document tab)

                3. The Brush cursor must be over the image, not the surrounding area.

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                • 5. Re: color picker shortcut
                  david milgrim Level 1

                  Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have a brush and am in an active area of the painting.

                  Thanks for the tip on searching.

                  I'm not sure what those settings are or how to check them.

                  • 6. Re: color picker shortcut
                    david milgrim Level 1

                    Thanks for the reply. I am now running sierra, same as you, but it is not working.

                    All those parameters have been met. I have a brush tool, in an active image, clicking in the image itself.

                    • 7. Re: color picker shortcut
                      LGH1492 Level 1

                      Photoshop user guide>image and color basics>choosing colors, then scroll to 'choose a color while painting'

                      one line says

                      "Note: The HUD color picker requires OpenGL(See Enable OpenGL and Optimize GPU settings)"

                       

                      This is where I went to check my settings

                      Preferences>Performance

                      make sure box checked for >use Graphics Processor(restart PS if this was not checked)

                      under Graphics Processor settings click Advanced settings

                      Next

                      Drawing mode>choose advanced

                      all my 5 boxes are checked including use OpenCL, use Graphic Processor, Anti-alias Guides paths, 30 bit, use native OS GPU acceleration.

                       

                      Hope you can follow this. Just a "Note" I saw. I am new to forum and do not know if links or screen shots allowed. But I do know how frustrating it is when a tool stops working the way it should.

                       

                      Running OS 10.11.6, Photoshop CC(2017)

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                      • 8. Re: color picker shortcut
                        david milgrim Level 1

                        LGH1492,

                         

                        You nailed it!!! It's fixed!!! I think I may have shut off "use Graphics Processor" to try to improve performance a while back. Also OpenCL was not checked. One (or both) of those fixed it! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP!!

                        • 9. Re: color picker shortcut
                          gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                          For future reference you can take screen shots and place them in your reply. It makes it easier when describing a problem as well as explaining settings.

                           

                          How to take and post screenshots:

                           

                          https://forums.adobe.com/message/4209263#4209263

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