Adobe Photoshop/Ref: question


Good day
I am trying to switch to one color and it is automatically changing to another. For example I having been trying it with a shade of blue- that is I want to use RGB- O,0, 255. When I type in these figures the shade of blue that i want pops up in the color picker box but there is a tiny square with another shade of blue (darker) that appears next to the blue I want. Above the small box with the darker shade of blue is a tiny yellow triangle with a ! inside. This shade of blue is RGB - 51, 78, 162 and this is what appears when I try to change to RGB- 0,0,255. I have tried many things but cant seem to get the 0,0,255.
Can you give me any insights into what may be causing this and what can I do.


The ! symbol means it is out of gamut. That is, it won't print in that color. When you click it, it puts your blue into a "safe" range for printing. If you're using the color online only, then you should be fine with 0,0,255. So don't click that ! symbol. Then it will stay.

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