• How to switch between the Brush and Eyedropper tools in Photoshop or PSE

    Do you have an I for design? You do if you are using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements!

    The Eyedropper tool is a quick way to pick up a color from your photo or project. Just press the letter I on your keyboard to activate the Eyedropper tool. Then click once on your layout or photo to pick up a new foreground color.

    The Eyedropper is especially handy when you are using the Brush tool since brush images are stamped in the Foreground Color. When you are working with the Brush tool and want to pick up another color, you donít have to switch to the Eyedropper, just press the Alt key (Mac: Option key) on your keyboard to temporarily change the Brush into the Eyedropper. Click once on the new color. Youíll see the Foreground chip change to reflect your new color choice.

    When you release the key, the cursor changes back into the brush.