• How can I capture colors from a website to use on a layout?

    If you've found a website with a pleasing color palette that you would like to use on your layout, you can use the eyedropper tool outside of Photoshop and PSE to capture the colors. Here's how:

    In PSE:
    Open your web browser and navigate to the site you want to use. Open PSE. To capture color from the website, begin by slightly reducing the size of your PSE screen.
    In the upper right corner of your PSE screen, click the Maximize icon. It looks like a box. You can move the diagonal arrow at the bottom right corner of the screen to reduce the size of the window. You should be able to see your website to the side of the PSE screen.

    Create a new document (File | New | Blank file.)
    If the document fills your editing window, click the Minimize icon on the title bar. It look like a double-box between the - and the x.

    Get the Eyedropper tool from the Tool bin. Move your cursor over the grey area outside your new document and click the mouse. Continue holding down the click while moving the Eyedropper to the web page open in your browser. Watch the foreground color box at the bottom of the Tool bin. The foreground color chip changes as you hover over the webpage. When you reach the color you want to use, release the click. Your foreground color will become the color you have selected.

    Select Window | Color Swatches. Move your cursor to a blank grey spot beneath the color chips. Your cursor will change to a paint bucket. Click once. Name your color swatch when the dialog box appears.

    In PS CS3:
    Open your web browser and navigate to the site you want to use. Open PSCS3. To capture color from the website, begin by slightly reducing the size of your PSE screen.
    In the upper right corner of your PSE screen, click the Maximize icon. It looks like a box in the top row. You can drag the sides and botton inward to further reduce the size of the window. You should be able to see your website to the side of the PSE screen.

    Create a new document (File | New).
    Get the Eyedropper tool from the Tool bin. Click on your document. Continue holding down the click while moving the Eyedropper to the web page open in your browser. Watch the foreground color box at the bottom of the Tool bin. The foreground color chip changes as you hover over the webpage. When you reach the color you want to use, release the click. Your foreground color will become the color you have selected.

    Drag the cursor to the Swatches tab in the Palette Bin. If it is not visible, select Window | Swatches. Move your cursor to a blank grey spot beneath the color chips. Your cursor will change to a paint bucket. Click once. Name your color swatch when the dialog box appears.