• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 3. Modifying Simple Graphics > Creating Solid Colors: Color Picker

Creating Solid Colors: Color Picker

In addition to creating colors in the Color Mixer panel, you can create colors in the Color Picker window (Mac) or Color window (Windows). In the Macintosh operating systems, this window offers a variety of Color Pickers. In Mac OS 9, you can choose among CMYK, Crayon (a set of swatches that look like crayons), HLS (hue, lightness, and saturation), HSV (hue, saturation, and value), HTML, and RGB. OS X offers CMYK, Crayon, HSV, Name (a set of swatches keyed to hex colors), and RGB.

To access the Color Picker:

1.
In the Toolbox or Color Mixer panel, click the fill-color or stroke-color box.

A set of color swatches pops up.

2.
Click the Color Picker button (Figure 3.95).

Figure 3.95. The Color Picker button appears in most of the swatch sets that you access via the fill- or stroke-color box.


The Color Picker (Mac) or Color (Windows) window appears (Figure 3.96).

Figure 3.96. Mac OS 9 's Color Picker window (top) offers six Color Pickers.Mac OS X’s offers five (middle).Each picker has a set of sliders and value boxes or visual representations of the color space.In Windows,you define a color by entering HLS and RGB values or selecting colors from the color-space window in the Color window (bottom).



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint