photokaboom

Learn Photography

Photoshop Elements >

Foreground & Background Colors

The foreground and background colors are located in the lower-left corner of your screen.

q

For most operations in Photoshop Elements, you want to use the default foreground and background colors.

They're black and white.

Default Foreground Color

Top

Black

Default Background Color

Bottom

White

If the aren't black and white, do the following.

Press d, or click the tiny black-and-white boxes icon.

q

The color on top is the foreground color.

That's the color that will be "on" your brush.

If it's black, and you need white, press x or click the tiny double-arrow icon.

q

The colors switch positions when you press x or click tiny double-arrow icon.

Color Picker

If you double click one of the color boxes, the Color Picker window will open.

You use the Color Picker to choose other colors.

If you happen to open the Color Picker, and don't need to choose a color, just click Cancel.

q

Go to Color Picker.