8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2017 2:33 PM by martinpaulrice

    Question about eyedropper tool

    martinpaulrice

      I've just started using PS to help me match colors for my painting. I really know very little about PS yet. What I'm doing is taking the photo I'm going to paint and create a posterized version. Then I'll use the eyedropper to isolate a color that I want to mix. I generally work like this photo shows:

       

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      In this case, I want to mix the "new" color. Just looking at the patch gives me a good idea of what I need to match. But what I'm wondering is what can I tell from the large square with the little circle in it (which is the color I'm after) that might help me understand the colors I need to mix. I see on the spectrum bar to the right the little white arrows near the orange and I see all the blending in the large square. What does the position of the little circle tell me about what colors are involved in creating the "new" color?

       

      Hope that's clear. TIA

      Martin