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Something strange has happened to my Photoshop CS.  I have noticed just for the last few days that the foreground and background colors have become inverted.  By this I mean, for example, if I use the Eyedropper Tool to select a new color, which, by definition should become the new foreground color, it becomes the background color instead.  Then I have to swap the foreground / background colors to use this new with the Paintbrush Tool.  This is the way Photoshop is every time I start it now.  This is not good.

Is my ignorance preventing me from knowing that there is a way I inadvertently caused these two to be reversed all the time?  or has my Photoshop rendition just blown a fuse and wigged out?

thank you,

Syd Rabin
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What version of Photoshop. The behavior you describe is usually what happens when you hold down the option key and use the eyedropper tool. Why it's doing it without the option key is a bit of a mystery. Have you reset photoshops preferences?
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Photoshop CS is the version.  Have not reset the preferences, I will try that now.  No option key here, using a PC, not a MAC... thanks
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option key in mac = ctrl key in peecee
don't know why they're inverted, but until you resolve the problem, you can quickly swap the forground and  background colour by pressing the letter 'x'
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Option is Alt on a PC...Not control.
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@weed
oversight. thanks!
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by:michaelbuddy
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You should look at the Tool presets palette, it locks the default mode of the tools.

if you change that, it should get you back to where you want to be.
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deleting the Photoshop preferences file did the trick...thanks to all...
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