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, enter 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.
    • Component of Color PM_blue.gif. Enter 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.
  5. Repeat 2 through 4 to add other colors.
  6. Click PM_OK.gif.
To remove colors from custom color swatches, select the color sample and click Remove Selected Swatch Color swatch_delete.png Button.