Written and Copyright Cherie
This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.

 

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In this lesson you will be learning what the eye dropper tool is and the color replacer tool.

The first one we will look at is the dropper

1. First thing you want to do is go to your PSP folder and go to baby bee lessons and make a new folder for this lesson so you save all your work in there. Name it dropper lesson.

2. Right click on the image below and save it to your lesson folder.

3. I picked something with lots of color so we could see how this tool works. Open up the lesson image in your PSP.

4. Click on your eye dropper .

5. Your preset bar looks like this:

This is a the default value for this tool and I always leave mine set at the default.

If you don't see your preset bar it may mean its not on so click on F4 for tool options or right click on a blank spot on your PSP and then click on Pallets and then tool options. You must have this tool bar up every time you work. Its the tool bar that has the options for all your main tools.

6. With your dropper tool activated run it across your image. What it does is fine the colors from with in your image and or background. You have already worked with layers so you should have at least a working knowledge of layers. Your dropper will pick up the colors from the layer that is activated. If it is a single layer like the image above it will pick up all the colors. What you should see is something like this:

7. Now find a color from within the image and when you find a nice color that you like left click on your mouse. Check out the foreground color. That's the original color up in the image above. It should now have changed to the color from your image like so:

8. Now find another color and when you do this time right click and check out your background color it now changed to the new color that you want to use.

Sometimes when your doing lessons or tutorials it will say to pick out a light color for your foreground and a dark color for your background this is how you do it.

ASSIGNMENT: SEND IN TWO SCREEN SHOT IN JPEG FORMAT JUST LIKE THE LESSONS ABOVE. I WANT TO SEE THE ACTUAL COLOR YOU PICKED OUT FOR YOUR FOREGROUND. AND THEN I WANT TO SEE ANOTHER SCREEN SHOT OF THE COLOR WITH NOT ONLY YOUR NEW FOREGROUND COLOR BUT YOUR BACKGROUND COLOR AS WELL.

COLOR REPLACER

1. Color Replacer Tool uses colors from the color palette to replace one color in an image with a new color.

The Color Replacer tool uses the foreground stroke and background fill colors of the active color palette to replace one color with a new color in an image. This is done by applying brush strokes to only those areas that the brush touches or double clicking the image to replace the color throughout. Reference from PSP Imaginaries.

With the Color Replacer tool you choose two colors, the one you want to replace and the color you want to replace it with.  Other colors in the graphic are not affected.

2. On the same image we worked on above click on your color replacement tool

3. Were just going to briefly work on this because I don't want to confuse you yet with paint brushes but keep in mind that you can use this tool and paint brush settings as well. For now just kind of look the tool over and just know were it is at so when or if you get a tutorial on it or you want to play with it you understand were it is at

RECAP OF ASSIGNMENT:

ASSIGNMENT: SEND IN TWO SCREEN SHOT IN JPEG FORMAT JUST LIKE THE LESSONS ABOVE. I WANT TO SEE THE ACTUAL COLOR YOU PICKED OUT FOR YOUR FOREGROUND. AND THEN I WANT TO SEE ANOTHER SCREEN SHOT OF THE COLOR WITH NOT ONLY YOUR NEW FOREGROUND COLOR BUT YOUR BACKGROUND COLOR AS WELL.

Send in your lesson like so: Baby Bee Eye Dropper Lesson (name) for credit. Send them to: