Using the Info Palette

Using the Info Palette

Photoshop CS6 Tutorial


How to Use the Info Palette in Photoshop



The Info palette works in tandem with the Eyedropper tool to sample your image pixel colors.


Step One

Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open).

Step Two

Select the Eyedropper tool (i key) and open the Info palette (Window > Info).

Step Three

Watch the Info palette as you move around the image. Depending on the settings, you may see RGB values, CMYK values or HSB equivalents.

Step Four

To change the Info palette layout, click the palette pull-down menu and choose Palette Options.

Step Five

The First and Second Color Readouts can be changed to meet your needs. Once set, click OK.

Step Six

The X, Y display shows the curser location in the document.

Step Seven

If you draw a marquee or add a shape object, the H and W dimensions display.

Step Eight

To change the Eyedropper tool sample from one pixel to 3 by 3 or larger, Ctrl (PC-Right-Mouse) click the document.