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Pick a Color… Any Color

Here’s a little tip for picking any color on your screen with Fireworks. Let’s say you want to rip-off Skype’s freshy green color from the menu bar on your Mac and use it in your new super slick design. There are a few ways to get to a pixel-level color selection for areas of your screen outside of the application you are using. Most of these methods are cumbersome and force you to leave your design, open some sort of utility like the Digital Color Meter and copy the hexadecimal color code for the color you want to your clipboard, then paste it in your design in the appropriate tool/palette setting. Or… you could use Fireworks (like a good web designer should) and do this:

You can select any pixel on the screen without leaving the app

You can select any pixel on the screen without leaving the app

Yay! Color pickings is easy!