1. Open the Eyedropper flyout
, and click the Eyedropper tool
2. Choose Sample color from the list box on the property bar.
3. Click the Sample size flyout on the property bar, and enable one of the
lets you choose the color of the pixel you click
lets you choose the average color in a sample area of 2 ื 2
pixels. The pixel you click is in the middle of the sample area.
lets you choose the average color in a sample area of 5 ื 5
If you want to sample a color outside the drawing window, click Select from
4. Click the color you want to sample.
If you want to apply the sampled color to an object, click the Paintbucket tool
and click the object in the drawing window. The pointer changes as you hover
over an area to indicate whether an outline or fill area is chosen. For example,
as you hover over the center of a square, the pointer displays a solid color
swatch; as you hover over the outline of the square, the pointer displays an
In some cases, the sampled color may be an RGB or CMYK color that is the
closest equivalent to the original color, instead of being a complete match.
The color you sample appears on the Fill color swatch in the lower-right
corner of the drawing window. If you want to change the fill or outline color of
an object to the sampled color, you can drag the Fill color swatch to the