The Colour Picker

The Colour Picker

Running Time: 01m 02s


This video shows you around the colour picker and how to use it for selecting and saving colours.


NB Click on Image in the bottom right of the video to view fullscreen



About this video

This video assumes you are already logged into the Sketchanet editor. If you don't know how to do this, you can find out how here


The colour picker is a powerful little tool most commonly accesed when you edit a text style or a swatch.  In the latter case, select a cell or section and click on the 'Cell Graphics' or 'Section Graphics' tabs respectively.  In the Background colour & borders section (the first option) click the plus sign to create a new swatch . Give the swatch a name. To access the colour picker click the first option of 'Colour', and untick the 'No Colour' box.  You then have access to the colour picker and the various ways of selecting a colour.  They are:


By Hex Number: Great if for example you have a specific colour that's part of your branding.

By RGB Value: Again useful if you know these values because they form part of your brands identity.

The Main Colour Picker:  Click and hold the mouse and move it around to select a colour within the hue range selected by the...

Rainbow Slider:  Found to the left of the main colour picker.

Quick Colour:  A range of preset colours loaded into the editor.


Once you have selected a colour by the above methods, click the 'SAVE' button to store that colour where it will appear under 'SAVED COLOURS' for future use.  Colours can be deleted by selecting and hitting 'Delete'. 


You can then click 'OK' to save your swatch.


N.B To edit an existing swatch colour simply select the swatch in the dropdown, then hit the 'EDIT' button.