How to Use the New Adobe Photoshop Color Wheel CC 2019 – Photoshop CC 2019 Review

How to Use the New Adobe Photoshop Color Wheel CC 2019 – Photoshop CC 2019 Review

August 18, 2019 2 By Peter Engel


Hi I’m George Peirson and in this quick video I’ll be showing you all about the new Color Wheel in Photoshop CC 2019. If you like this video make sure you hit that Like button and of course Share don’t forget to Subscribe and to also help support my channel through Patreon there’s a link for that down there in the description. Okay let’s get to it Let me first show you where you’ll find the Color Wheel. I’ll set the workspace back here to the Essentials and just reset that. There we go. There’s the basic setup for the Essentials and notice the Color Panel is right up here. Let’s just get some of this stuff out of the way, I’ll minimize that right side over there and let’s get the properties down. I normally work more like this with my layers panel up and then occasionally the color or the properties panel up above that so here’s your basic color panel if you don’t have this showing this go up to the window menu and it’s right there or the f6 key there it is to bring the color wheel up go over here this little icon right there click on that and choose color wheel and this brings up the new Photoshop CC color wheel now it’s kind of small here but it’s fully functional which would make it easier to see for this video I’ll just take the tab here I’ll drag the tab over into our window area grab the bottom right corner and we can extend this out so it’s a real nice large size and there we go now the main thing to see in here is that we have the hue values around the outside of the we lost the wheel part of this whole thing inside here you have your color saturation left to right you can see that right there and you have your brightness up and down notice we also have slider controls up here the helos on the top the saturation is in the middle and the brightness is at the bottom now there are two little dots as one right there and as one right over here that control your basic color choice the little dot right here controls your hue just grab that and you can move it around so it’s just kind of following my cursor around there so you can move that hue around that way and this other dot simply click in here someplace and you can move that dot around now this is similar if we go over here and bring up the standard color picker it’s very similar to the color picker in the way that it works with a color picker on the right hand side we have our hue slider right there this is the same thing as this color around the outside of the color wheel we then have the saturation brightness box right here and this part works exactly the same as the triangle works in the middle so it’s really the same control this just laid out a little bit differently so if you wanted to find a color over here just choose your color like that same thing in here just choose your color notice if I change my color position on the color wheel it changes in the color picker as well so I’ll go over here real bright it changes over here if I come down here someplace in the color picker it does not change the color wheel so they don’t go back and forth but whatever you choose inside of the color wheel will show up in the color picker as well so go over here to a nice blue color there we go again notice how as I made a color shift over here in the color wheel it changes in the color picker for the foreground color okay just get that out of the way one last little thing here though notice that we have all of our different ways of looking at our color here your hue saturation brightness your RGB or CMYK your lab color your hexadecimal down there but we don’t have any slider controls you have slider controls when you’re working with the color Auto controls and those are one of the options up here under the color tab we have our sliders right there but we have sliders in here along with the color wheel so you can actually control your colors by your sliders here’s the saturation slider and those as I move the slider this little dot there that color position moves along with it so you can choose your saturation up here and the brightness same thing as I pull this around the brightness shifts as well you can also type in your numbers up here there’s your 41% on the hue 64% and 77% I guess this is the hue percentage and this was your saturation percentage and this one is your brightness percentage now I think this is a little bit easier to understand it seems made more sense to me than using these standard color picker over here which is what I normally do to scrub this thing and use this but I’d like the way that this is laid out better with the new color wheel you can really see how the colors go clear around it’s kind of hard to understand that with the single line here on the color picker it goes into the red down here it goes up to red up there but you don’t really get that sense that it’s a continuation which you get a much better sense here inside of the color wheel you can also easily see complementary colors there straight across the wheel just like that now here’s our green straight across is our magenta right there you can see your complementary colors very very easily if you can’t see that information at all over here on the standard color picker so by having in a wheel format it actually is a much better way of choosing colors but there you go that’s really all there is to it it simply has the hue or on the outside and your saturation left to right and your brightness up and down inside of the triangle in the middle and then you have your slider controls for flying tuning let us up here little icons right there these are the same icons as we have down in the color picker area down there foreground color and background color if I choose background color I can now work on the background color if I choose foreground color I can work on the foreground throw so you have those options as well and then down here in the bottom right-hand corner little icon right here if you find a color that you like and you want to save that for later this will add that color over to your color swatches which are right over in there notice as I’m working in here I am seeing these different colors I’ve been selecting up here on the swatches automatically this is kind of my my working range right there I’m not seeing anything that actually added to the swatches yet I’ll do that by clicking on this color say I wanted that one right there if I want the compliment of that assaults come straight across the circle that’s right down about here notice how it shows up over here in my document swatches across the top there let’s make it a regular swatch clicking on that little button right there give it a name Auto shoes okay and now if I scroll to the bottom of the swatches we should see that there it is right at the bottom of our swatch set as well there you go that’s how to work with the brand new Photoshop CC 2019 color wheel if you like this video make sure you hit that like button and share and subscribe and support my channel through patreon take a look at my complete training for Photoshop and there’s a link for that right down there in the description [Music] you