Photoshop: Preview shape color change while color picker dialog is still open

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Shape color is applied only after clicking on "OK" button in Color Picker dialog.

It is better if the color changes immediately to preview the result.

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Best regards,
Stephan
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stepanrabbi

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Foster Brereton, Programmer

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Yeah, it would be better if this workflow gave a live preview of its changes.

As a temporary workaround, you can get the behavior you are looking for by double-clicking the shape thumbnail in the layers panel. This should open the same color picker dialog and changes there will be reflected live on the canvas.
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"As a temporary workaround, you can get the behavior you are looking for by double-clicking the shape thumbnail in the layers panel. This should open the same color picker dialog and changes there will be reflected live on the canvas."

But if I want to change the stroke color (not fill)?
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Foster Brereton, Programmer

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Yes, in that case we'll have to do some work on our side.
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Alex Breems

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If you select a few text layers and try to change their color in Color Picker dialog, the preview also does not work
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Alex Breems

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This bug still exists. Fix it please.
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leschilovsky

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@Foster, when Adobe will fix it? :)
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Dave Jennings

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop CS6: Why no real-time preview in new shape stroke color picker?.

Using the traditional method of applying a stroke to a shape (i.e. using the fx button in the layers panel to add a layer effect) the stroke color picker shows a real time update on your working document as the picker color is selected. In the new stroke properties bar at the top (the one with new features like gradients to a stroke, dotted lines etc) the color picker doesnt have re-time previews (on my version anyway).

Anyone know why? Is there a setting to activate? Surely both color pickers should show real time updates without having to click on OK to see changes each time. A small but annoying waste of time when repeated multiple times.
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Kyle Youngblom

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This has always seemed like a surprising oversight to me. Not being able to preview the effects of a modal dialogue is a big workflow roadblock. It discourages experimentation and generally makes the feature feel half-baked.