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The Non-Designer’s Photoshop Book: Essential imaging techniques for design by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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11. Color Tools

Photoshop’s color creation and selection tools are enough to make design survivors from the pre-digital world weep with joy. When we first saw the Eyedropper tool in Photoshop 1.0, we said, “Even if that’s all it does, I gotta have it.” Now we can work with color in a variety of fun and powerful ways.

Photoshop’s color tools enable you to select from color swatches, create custom colors, select color from an image, select a color library from an impressive list of libraries, create your own custom color library, match colors between images, and exchange color libraries with InDesign and Illustrator. There’s even a special Kuler™ panel for downloading color libraries from the Internet (see page 190).

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