Grey scale and Picker

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by jjs, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. jjs

    jjs Guest

    When I'm working with in grey scale mode, I'd like a color picker that shows
    only grey scale. How can I do that?
    jjs, Feb 6, 2004
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    edjh Guest

    What version are you using? That's how it works in 6 and 7. Unless you
    are calling the Swatches the Picker?
    edjh, Feb 6, 2004
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    jjs Guest

    I am using Version 7 (PC) and it is the Picker. Says so right in the window.
    Here's a partial screen shot. Low Resolution.
    jjs, Feb 6, 2004
  4. jjs

    edjh Guest

    Oh, okay. I thought you meant the Foreground/Background boxes that gets
    you that dialog.

    The answer is no.

    You could make your own gray swatches palette though.

    By the way, note that gray values always read out exactly the same
    number for each R,G,B number in the color picker. So if you want to pick
    a gray value make sure those three numbers are all the same.
    edjh, Feb 6, 2004
  5. SNIP
    Just set the HSB Saturation to 0% and select the option dot in front of the
    Brightness, and vary the Brightness% or drag the vertical scale slider. You
    could do the same with Lab but you'd need to set a and b to zero and vary L.

    Bart van der Wolf, Feb 6, 2004
  6. You can also use the Color palette set to Grayscale Slider and Grayscale

    On the Mac, you can select the Apple Color Picker from Preferences >
    General. That has an option for a Grayscale slider.

    Not sure whether Windows gives you more than the Adobe Color Picker. It
    probably gives you a choice between Adobe and Windows. If it does give you a
    choice, try the Windows version to see if it gives you a Grayscale option.

    I suspect the Color palette is the best bet.

    Shangara Singh.
    Shangara Singh, Feb 7, 2004
  7. In the HSB palette, if you check the "H" button and set "S" = 0, the cursor will
    move to the far left sideof the color panel.
    If you keep the cursor to the extreme left as you move it vertically, the "B"
    box will show the % Black and the RGB boxes will show the equivalent in RGB.
    Ex: B=50% and R=128, G=128 B=128
    Two for the price of one.
    Bob Williams
    Robert E. Williams, Feb 8, 2004
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