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Color Picked color doesn’t apply after switching to brush

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Hello, I’m painting in the pixel persona in affinity designer and got a problem with my color picker. When I pick a color with the color picker tool I have to go to the left corner near the color wheel and click the arrow before I can use the picked color with my brush. How can I pick the color change to brush tool and paint with it without having to go to my color wheel every time? Please help me

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

I'm afraid that's the way the color picker and paint brush tool work. The picker picks into the lower-right color well, but the brush paints using the color in the upper left well.

An alternative that you may prefer: with the paint brush tool selected, you can (on Windows) press the Alt key and then drag the brush with the left-mouse button pressed (or just click the brush) to pick a color. Doing it that way will put the color directly into the color well that the brush uses. The same will work on Mac, and the modifier key is probably the Opt key. It will be shown on the status bar at the bottom of the screen when you have the paint brush tool selected.


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