Photoshop: My colors are all wrong

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In Photoshop, when I use the color replacement tool, or even the brush options with selected colors, the color I pick appears totally wrong on my image (white looks dirty brown; yellow becomes violet, etc.--none of them are right); however, when I place (or embed) the file in Illustrator, the colors look fine: the ones I chose. So, I don't think it's a video card or a monitor calibration issue. I followed the instructions to make a duplicate layer and work on that instead of on the background layer. I tried creating an adjustment layer--nothing fixed this.
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So your brush tool is painting an unexpected color? Is the Mode in the Brush tool options bar set to "Normal"?

If not, set it to "Normal" or reset the tool: