I'm using Photoshop CS6 for the first time. I see that the shapes have been changed and have heard about how it's all true vector behavior now so it's great. However, there's one thing I used to be able to do quickly that I can't seem to do now and was wondering if you could give me a tip.
In older Photoshop versions, I could hold down alt while I had the shapes tool selected and select a new fill color from anywhere in my image regardless of which layer it was on. Now, it seems like I can only color sample from a layer if I have the layer that it's on selected and then when I go back to draw on the layer with the shapes again, the color changes back to whatever the first shape fill color was.
Does this mean that every time I want to change the fill color before drawing a shape, I have to select the fill color on the top bar and then pick one if I actually want it to stick or what? Not sure if this makes sense but I just want to be able to quickly draw shapes of different colors on the same layer without a hassle like I used to.
Is there a way to turn off the vector behavior? Is there another way to do this quickly? Thanks!
Update: I see now that I have to hit enter to "deselect" the last shape I made before I can draw another one and toggle the eyedropper again so that helps but it still doesn't sample from all layers even though I have that option checked on the actual eyedropper tool itself. Is it not able to do that when it's just the eyedropper you're toggling off another tool?