Would like to add the color wheel in Photoshop CS6? With default color sliders you can select hue, saturation, and value but only one slider at a time. This slows down your workflow and provides worse results. Color wheel allows you to select both saturation and value with one click. Follow this simple 3-step tutorial to activate the color wheel.
First, launch Photoshop. Nest, find the Edit menu at the top. Select Preferences from the dropdown menu, and then go to General. If you prefer using Photoshop keyboard shortcuts for a smoother workflow, you can also press Ctrl+K/Cmd+K.
In a newly appeared window find “HUD Color Picker” dropdown menu. You’ll see Hue Strip and Hue Wheel options. Color wheel comes in 4 different sizes: standard, small, medium, large. choose the one that suits you the most.
Personally, I find the small one the most convenient, as it doesn’t take up much space in the working area, and won’t obstruct your image. Click OK to save changes.
You’ve successfully activated the color wheel. All you have to do now is bring it up on the screen by using the Alt + Shift + Right mouse click/ Control + Opt + Cmd + Right mouse click key combinations. This tool is widely used by famous photographers and graphic designers, and now you know how to add the color wheel in Photoshop CS6 too.
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