Adobe Color Picker Pallette Explained
I recently discovered that not everyone knows how to use the Color Picker to its full capabilities. So I took some time to put this together. You can also download a PDF here.
You can pick your nose, you can pick your friends—but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Pick some colors in the Color Picker Palette instead!
If you’ve been using Adobe products for a while, you should be familiar with the Color Picker. Most users, however, stick with the default Hue mode. Here is a more comprehensive guide to all the different modes the color picker offers.
HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) is probably the most familiar color space.
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) mixes the swatch color based on a combination of red, green, and blue values.
Lab color space closely approximates the way we perceive color. Since the lightness value is isolated from the color information in the L channel, it’s great for color correction.
HEX Hexadecimal equivalent of the current color. Hex colors go from 0–F (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F) with the first set of 2 characters representing the R value; the second second set of characters represnting the the G value; and the third set of chracters representing the B value.
CMYK is primarily used for print.