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Let's say I have a layer that is originally white, but there's an effect that makes it gray. When I use the eyedropper tool on it, the color that's picked up is gray.

How do I make the color that is picked up white, which is the original color of the layer sans effects? Is this even possible?


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This can be done easily.

1) Layers > Layer Style > Hide All Effects. I binded this operation to Alt + Shift + Ctrl + D.

2) Use eyedropper.

3) Press Alt + Shift + Ctrl + D again to show up all effects.

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