Photoshop: What are the shortcuts for using the Brush Tool and making a color selection?

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Now, with CC 2015 I can not select a color for the brush tool as before. Why this change? Reading Photoshop articles from pros., and I can attest to that, the brush tool as we had before was a blessing. Now it is not. You have to go continuosly to the eyedropper tool now. Why fix what is not broken?
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Nothing has changed in that regard. The brush tools still work the way they have for many, many years.

Have you installed all the Photoshop updates?
Which brush tool are you using?
What exactly are you having trouble with?
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I have not check for updates since I have updated to CC 15, just a couple of weeks ago. I will check for updates. I hope I can get back to using the brush tool as before. Before I would ctrl click on the image with the brush tool on the precise color on the image and I could then paint the skin with that color. Unless I am missing something, which is very possible, now I need to select the color to be used with the brush tool by sampling the color on the image using the Eyedropper tool followed by the brush tool sampling the image color from the Foreground and Background Colors display. I am using the default brush and working with opacity, hardness, size, and flow. That is mostly what I need for color correction and fixing blemishes. I use the eyedropper mainly with curves and general skin color corrections depending of the color the subject image generally has. A child shows 0 15 15 0 and an average Caucasian 4 25 30 0 in CMYK, etc. Pls. tell me what is that I am missing. Thanks for your very prompt answer before. No rush.
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Alt/Option click selects color, not Control/Command click.
No, that hasn't changed.
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Very sorry Chris, you are right. What I did is called in psychology attribution. Example; When you get a poor grade on a quiz, you might blame the teacher for not adequately explaining the material, completely dismissing the fact that you didn't study.
Thanks again...
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Eh, people get shortcuts confused all the time. Especially when they use other software that has shortcuts just slightly different....