Rob from Cleveland OH, using Photoshop 6 with Mac OS/9, writes in with:
[Quote:] I've seen somewhere the trick for making a color swatch the background color instead of the foreground color, but I just can't seem to find it. Is there a shortcut?
Here ya go...
Usually tricks like this are more trouble than they're worth. By the time you figure them out, you could have done them manually -- or, Adobe has changed them.
Since you're still in Photoshop 6, it's a snap, but we'll also have to share the Photoshop 7 trick because Adobe switched them around on us with version 7.
Usually you click on a color swatch in the Swatches palette to be your Foreground color. However, there will be times when you want a background color. You could always click anyway then tap the letter "X" to switch them. But you can also Option/Click to make the color the background! (Alt/Click in Windows)
Adding a custom color to your Swatches palette is just as easy. First arrive at the color you want, then Shift/Click in the open space in the lower area of the Swatches palette. Presto, your color appears. To delete a swatch from the palette hold down the Command Key and click the color swatch. (Control key in Windows).
Adobe treated Photoshop 7 to a little surprise -- a complete switch. To set your Background color, Cmd/click (Ctrl/click in Windows), and to delete a swatch, Option/click (Alt/click in Windows).