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Creating Custom Color Swatches

You can create custom color swatches using the Appearances PropertyManager

To create or populate swatches:

  1. Do one of the following:
    • To create a custom swatch, click Create New Swatch PM_Create_New_Swatch.gif, type a value for File name and click Save
    • To populate an existing swatch, select a swatch to populate with colors.
  2. Choose a method to define colors.
    • RGB. Defines colors with red, green, and blue values. Use the sliders or type numeric values for:
      PM_Red.gif Red Component of Color
      PM_green.gif Green Component of Color
      PM_blue.gif Blue Component of Color
    • HSV. Defines colors with hue, saturation, and value entries. Use the sliders or type numeric values for:
      PM_Hue.gif Hue Component of Color
      PM_saturation.gif Saturation Component of Color
      PM_value.gif Value Component of Color
  3. Choose a method to select colors.
    • Pick a Color. Move the pointer PM_pointer_color_picker.gif to select a color.
      PM_PW-Pick_a_color.gif
    • Component of Color PM_blue.gif. Type a value in each of the boxes.
    • Slider PM_component_of_color_slider.gif. Use the slider below Component of Color.
  4. Select a color and click PM_Add_Current_Color_to_Swatch.gif to add the color to the swatch.
    PM_Add-Subtract_Swatch_Color.gif
  5. Repeat 2 through 4 to add other colors.
    PM_Add-Subtract_Swatch_Color2.gif
  6. Click PM_OK.gif.
To remove colors from custom color swatches, select the color sample and click Remove Selected Swatch Color PM_Remove_Selected_Swatch_Color.gif.


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