Foreground stays gray no matter what I do

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Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

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I have been using PSE for decades and now I am having problems changing foreground to my chosen color, no matter which tool I am at or which color selection method I use.  It stubbornly stays gray.  The bakground stays white.

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Community Expert , Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

You may be in Greyscale Color Mode, if so change to RGB Color Mode.

By the way, this is the Photoshop forum, it's best to post in the Photoshop Elements forum is that is what PSE represents:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements/ct-p/ct-photoshop-elements?page=1&sort=latest_replies&filter=all&tabid=discussions

 

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Community Expert , Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

@kahill1919 

 

I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to Photoshop Elements for you so you won't need to repost.

 

Jane

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Community Expert , Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

Yes, you are definitely in grayscale mode.  In Elements, go to Image>Mode and change the Mode to RGB Color.

 

In the following screenshot, you will see what happens when the change is made.  Nothing was done to change the Color picker.

 

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You may be in Greyscale Color Mode, if so change to RGB Color Mode.

By the way, this is the Photoshop forum, it's best to post in the Photoshop Elements forum is that is what PSE represents:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements/ct-p/ct-photoshop-elements?page=1&sort=latest_repl...

 

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@kahill1919 

 

I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to Photoshop Elements for you so you won't need to repost.

 

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Yes, you are definitely in grayscale mode.  In Elements, go to Image>Mode and change the Mode to RGB Color.

 

In the following screenshot, you will see what happens when the change is made.  Nothing was done to change the Color picker.

 

Snap_2022.01.02_15h25m56s_000.png

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