Photoshop CS6/CC: The Tools Panel and Color Picker – Video Tutorial

Updated: 05/01/19 …


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In  the last blog post, we discussed how to set up a proper Workspace with Panels.  In this and future posts,  we’ll explore some of these Panels in detail, starting with the Tools Panel and the Color Picker.


The purpose of the Tools Panel and the Color Picker is to allow easy access to the some of the most commonly used tools and functions in Photoshop.


There are over 50 tools contained in the Tools Panel, including access to the invaluable Color Picker, but don’t be overwhelmed, you’ll only need a handful of these on a regular basis.


The Tools Panel is generally found on the left side of your screen, while the Color Picker can be accessed throughout the program.


To learn more, check out this video:





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John Watts ?



2 thoughts on “Photoshop CS6/CC: The Tools Panel and Color Picker – Video Tutorial

  1. Hello Debbie,

    Thx for watching, and I’m sorry there’s a problem.

    Not sure why there’s a problem (everything is ok on this end), but if it persists, try going to my Youtube channel, where you’ll find this video and more:

    If there is still a challenge, please try a different browser …

    Any other questions, please let me know – – thx again!


    JW 🙂

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