One of the things I like most about Photoshop and Elements
is the ability to customize the workspace and personalize my projects. Last
week, we started our series of Swatch
Watch tips by selecting custom Foreground and Background colors.This week, we continue exploring how to
personalize the Swatch Panel with your own color swatches.
Using the technique from last week’s tip, choose a
Foreground color from an open image.
There are three ways to add your selected color to the Color
on a blank area in the Color
Swatches panel.Give your color a
name and click OK.
the swatch without giving it a name, hold down the Alt key (Mac: Opt key) and click on a blank space in the Swatches panel or
on the Create a New Swatch of
Foreground Color icon at the bottom of the Color Swatches Panel.
This adds your Foreground color to the Swatches panel.The color will “live” there even after you
close the software and reopen it.
In the full version of Photoshop and some early versions of
Elements, you can save your swatches as a set by clicking the icon at the top right corner of the
Swatches Panel.Enter the Preset Manager and select the colors
you would like to save.