16 million colors are just too stinking many...
Okay, we have to work
in 16.7 million colors
But this presents an overwhelming glob of colors we then have to wade through as we go sniffing around for some shade of blue.
How do we get those colors choices down to more manageable sizes and still retain access to all of our PSP's features & color choices?
for quick & easy
A 256 sample on the top plus a 16 on the bottom
feel like a doofus
Flood fill backgrounds on FAKES so you can tell them apart from REAL ones.
we'd like to save & reuse in future projects.
the image in PSP
Keep this real palette open & do a print screen or PSP capture.
Paste As A New Image
(If you did a print screen)
Reduce colors (Menu>
Colors> Decrease) on this image to 256
No waiting in lines, no marathon hikes up huge aisles
But storing 16 million extra products in the back room
Stick your FAKE up there on the screen like any other old fashioned oils palette ... where it's kinda sorta balanced up there under our artist thumb with all our favorite colors premixed, ready & waiting.
straight over to your Fake Palette
that stays active even after we leave the text box zone.
Colorpick grab some color off the FAKE palette
and watch that color dive straight into your text box.
No hunting, rooting around for truffles or fishing,
no keying RGB numbers into the wrong darn boxes...
Holy cow, this is too easy, too smooth, too friendly,
I don't trust it.
Let's see if our little trick works for drop shadows too
Open the Drop Shadow dialog box
Do I love this or what?
Yep, I love it
whenever we press the Control key
We seldom need to go get the Colorpick
when grabbing fresh new colors.
Press the control key...
Grab new colors...
more visually motivating
Full access to all your tools
Loading a reduced color palette means we are no longer working in 24 bit which automatically grays out a major chunk of our tools & options.
Real palettes only allow us to view & access 2 measly colors at a time.
Each time we want to view or change colors we must reopen that real palette & are still going to be limited to those 2 stinking measly foreground/background colors.
We also have fewer hassles with those nasty little last minute surprises as we reduce our image's color depth for our web GIFS.