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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 10. Choose Colors

In this chapter, you will learn how to choose colors. In the next chapter, you will learn how to apply colors using various painting and editing tools, as well as some commands.

Foreground and Background colors

When you use a painting tool, create type, or use the Stroke command, the current Foreground color is applied.

When you use the Eraser tool, increase an image’s canvas size, or move a selection on the Background using the Move tool, the hole that’s left behind is automatically filled with the current Background color. The Gradient tool can produce blends using the Foreground and/or Background colors.

The Foreground and Background colors are displayed in the Foreground and Background color squares on the Toolbox and ...

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