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selecting text color with eyedropper not working

Explorer ,
Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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Photoshop 2023, Mac Ventura 13.5.1, 
When selecting text on text layer to change its color, and clicking on the color box at the top for text color, using the eyedropper on the image to select a color does not work. But it  does work in Photoshop Beta 25.1.

I am attaching a screen shot of Photoshop 2023. I cannot use the eyedropper to select the color from the canvas, but I can manually choose a color in thw window for the color text picker. The eyedropper option does not change the color? 
 Screenshot 2023-09-04 at 11.21.50 AM.png

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Explorer , Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

IT IS FIXED!
My fault. I did not have "all layers" selected for the eyedropper tool. Thanks for trying to help. 

So sorry. Sometrimes it is just a simple fix. 

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Explorer ,
Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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Is anyone else having this problem? 

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May 21, 2024 May 21, 2024

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Ya, it is happening to me and bothering me a lot.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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Testing on Win, Photoshop 24.7.0 and everything works fine. It is probably Mac related. Post exact version of Photoshop: Help > About Photoshop and wait someone with Mac to check.

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Sep 04, 2023 Sep 04, 2023

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It works here on a 2022 Mac Studio running macOS Ventura 13.5.1 with photoshop 24.7 production.

 

A couple of other ways to try:

Double click on the Text Layer in the Layers Panel or highlight the text in the document area then try with the color picker.

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"A couple of other ways to try:

Double click on the Text Layer in the Layers Panel or highlight the text in the document area then try with the color picker."
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Thanks Jeff, But that is what I have been doing.  The eyedropper tool does not change the color of the font. 

Photoshop 2023, 24.7.0 

However it does work in Photoshop Beta 25.1.0

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Bojan,

Photoshop 2023,  24.7.0 

However it does work in Photoshop Beta 25.1.0

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Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

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Sounds like preferences reset is in order for photoshop 24.7

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/preferences.html

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Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

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No problems here changing the color via eyedropper.

-------- Mac Mini M2 Pro, Ventura 13.4, PS 24.7.1 --------

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Sep 05, 2023 Sep 05, 2023

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Thanks Felix31283606af5x for telling me that. 

"No problems here changing the color via eyedropper.

 

Ventura 13.4, PS 24.7 Mac Mini Pro"


I am on Ventura 13.5.1

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Should not make much of a difference as 13.5 mainly contained a bugfix for location services/system preferences.

-------- Mac Mini M2 Pro, Ventura 13.4, PS 24.7.1 --------

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IT IS FIXED!
My fault. I did not have "all layers" selected for the eyedropper tool. Thanks for trying to help. 

So sorry. Sometrimes it is just a simple fix. 

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I'm a bit late  on marking this correct, but others may want to know what to check if they are running into the same issue. Resetting the Eyedropper Tool also defaults it to "All Layers".

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