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Chapter 13. WORKING IN COLOR > Working with Color Libraries

Working with Color Libraries

So far you have been defining your own colors. FreeHand also provides you with libraries of colors that are part of commerical color-matching systems.

To add colors from color-matching system libraries:

1.
Choose the name of the color-matching system from the Swatches panel menu. The Library dialog box appears 23.

Figure 23. The Library dialog box, such as this one from Trumatch, lets you choose colors that match those printed in commercial color guides.


2.
Use one of the following techniques to choose a color from the Library:

  • Type in the name or code number of the color in the field.

  • Click a color in the preview area.

3.
To select additional colors, hold the Shift key and click in the preview area.

or

Hold the Shift key and drag the mouse to select a rangle of colors.

4.
Click OK. This adds the selected colors to the Swatches panel.


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