PHOTOSHOP - Layer Styles Color Overlay - can't find the color picker

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Photoshop cc 2015 2015.0.1 20150722.r.168 x64
Problem : color picker missing.

If I double click a layer I get the layer styles ok.

If I then select (check) Color Overlay I do not get the color picker which I think (but not positive for my version of PS) should be to the right of the Blend Mode drop down.

If I select via the top menu Layer, Layer Style, Color overlay I do get the color picker.

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eartho

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maybe try actually clicking on the color overlay tab?
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You're on the blending options page, not the color overlay page.
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Chris,

Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
I am new to PS CC 2015.

In this internet video I think Photoshop 4 is in use to do the layer color overlay selection by double clicking the layer and the color picker appeared in the Layer Style window.

Fast forward (10 min 30 seconds) into this internet video (better than screenshots) to see a one minute segment of what I am talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ye5-...
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I am going to try to get a very short video of what I see into this post:

http://youtu.be/65wo76rCSII
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We don't need a video. Just click on the color overlay tab on the left side, so you get to the page for color overlay. Right now you're still on the tab/page for blending options.

And no, that really hasn't changed. Except that Photoshop 4 didn't have layer styles at all. Maybe you're thinking of CS4?
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Yes, it was CS4 in the one minute video, the first one I posted.

Which shows double clicking a layer brings up the Style page with color picker.
Which is different from PS CC 2015 here..

" Just click on the color overlay tab on the left side, so you get to the page for color overlay."

That is what is not working.
In my second one minute video I did that and it did not bring up the color picker.
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dude. as mentioned multiple times, you need to select the color overlay tab which is on the same line as the checkbox.
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Thank you all. Very much.

earth oliver,
I thought the Tab you first mentioned was the checked box to activate the entire Tab.

I did not know it was a check mark in the box and then a click on the tab area next to the box.

In watching videos on line I must have missed it.

Have a good evening.