This secret Adobe eyedropper trick will change your life (honestly)

We've all been there. You need to sample a colour in After Effects, but the colour itself is outside the software. Your only option is to import a screenshot to grab the colour, right? Wouldn't it be great if you could just use the eyedropper tool outside of After Effects? 

Well, seeing as 2020 hasn't been the best year news-wise, we thought we'd remind you about the best thing we learned in 2019. That's right – you can use the eyedropper tool outside of After Effects. Told you it was life-changing. Check out our guide on how to download After Effects for free or as a part of Creative Cloud, if you haven't already and want to give it a go.

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.