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P: Preview shape color change while color picker dialog is still open

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LEGEND ,
Dec 08, 2014 Dec 08, 2014

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Shape color is applied only after clicking on "OK" button in Color Picker dialog.

It is better if the color changes immediately to preview the result.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 08, 2014 Dec 08, 2014

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Yeah, it would be better if this workflow gave a live preview of its changes.

As a temporary workaround, you can get the behavior you are looking for by double-clicking the shape thumbnail in the layers panel. This should open the same color picker dialog and changes there will be reflected live on the canvas.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 08, 2014 Dec 08, 2014

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"As a temporary workaround, you can get the behavior you are looking for by double-clicking the shape thumbnail in the layers panel. This should open the same color picker dialog and changes there will be reflected live on the canvas."

But if I want to change the stroke color (not fill)?

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 08, 2014 Dec 08, 2014

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Yes, in that case we'll have to do some work on our side.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2014 Dec 09, 2014

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If you select a few text layers and try to change their color in Color Picker dialog, the preview also does not work

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Contributor ,
Nov 09, 2016 Nov 09, 2016

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Using the traditional method of applying a stroke to a shape (i.e. using the fx button in the layers panel to add a layer effect) the stroke color picker shows a real time update on your working document as the picker color is selected. In the new stroke properties bar at the top (the one with new features like gradients to a stroke, dotted lines etc) the color picker doesnt have re-time previews (on my version anyway).

Anyone know why? Is there a setting to activate? Surely both color pickers should show real time updates without having to click on OK to see changes each time. A small but annoying waste of time when repeated multiple times.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 09, 2016 Nov 09, 2016

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This has always seemed like a surprising oversight to me. Not being able to preview the effects of a modal dialogue is a big workflow roadblock. It discourages experimentation and generally makes the feature feel half-baked.

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New Here ,
Nov 10, 2016 Nov 10, 2016

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This bug still exists. Fix it please.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2017 Nov 21, 2017

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@Foster, when Adobe will fix it? 🙂

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Participant ,
Oct 30, 2018 Oct 30, 2018

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This lack of functionality is embarrassing. Please do something about it.

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LEGEND ,
May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019

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This would be very helpful to have. I've held on to photoshop over sketch

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People's Champ ,
May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019

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Seems silly a common sense feature that should have been implemented from the start is "under consideration"


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LEGEND ,
Feb 20, 2020 Feb 20, 2020

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I thought photoshop use to have this feature.  Now it seems like it's not there.  I use to use this featrue religiously!  I agree, what the hell Adobe?

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New Here ,
May 20, 2020 May 20, 2020

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Seriously Adobe this is effing annoying. Utterly embarrassing for such a 'prestigious' piece of software. It's been a while since I've had to use PS, and damn, you guys are years behind the competition now.

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New Here ,
May 20, 2020 May 20, 2020

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And it's the same bloody problem in Illustrator. THIS IS BASIC STUFF! SORT IT OUT!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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This really needs to added as a feature. Not being able to preview the stroke color when choosing it is a pain. And what's especially strange: there is realtime preview implemented of the shape color when double-clicking the layer thumbnail, but not when doing it via the properties panel.

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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It's almost 2022. Any progress on this?

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