Why is photoshop colours not working?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2017 Jan 18, 2017

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The colours in Photoshop is not working. Every time I try picking a colour from the swatches/make a colour or select it from the colour gradients it just gives me a grey scale colours. All the different colours, once picked just shows in different shades of grey. How do I fix this?

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LEGEND , Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

Go to Image > Mode > RGB

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Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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Go to Image > Mode > RGB

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2020 Jan 28, 2020

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Thank you

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Jul 18, 2022 Jul 18, 2022

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Look at this sir... I can't get a color that is what I want... Mode is RGB.. It is ok... But problem is not fixed... Why is that sir? I am doing a assignment.. So, this is a really big trouble for me...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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It sounds like you have a layer mask selected or a single channel. Make sure you have the pixel part of a layer selected.

The other possibility is that your document is grayscale or bitmap.

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Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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Thanks so much Theresa J it helped, it was grayscale selected. Now am enjoying.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 09, 2017 Mar 09, 2017

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Image > Mode > RGB was the right fix. For some reason my photoshop was switching modes while I was working and this was throwing me off because I would start in RGB then somehow everything just changed to grey when I went to choose a colour.

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Dec 06, 2020 Dec 06, 2020

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brilliant !!! 

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