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How to use the colour picker tool in Affinity designer

Posted on 11th April 2017
How to use the colour picker tool in Affinity designer.

1- Open Affinity Designer.


 

2- You can see the colour picker tool on the right of your design area.


 

3- If you select the eyedropper in the colour picker palette you can then click over anything in the design area and select the colour.


 

4-  With the same eye dropper you can select off the software design space. This allows you to select anywhere on your screen, even open your browser and select a colour from a website.


 

5- To apply a colour to an object, select your shape and then click on the swatch next to the eyedropper.


 

6- There is also an eye dropper on the left tool bar you can use.


 

7- When using the eyedropper from the left toolbar you will be restricted to only selecting colour from your design space.


 

8-  Another way to create colours for the eye picker is to select swatches in the colour picker tool. in a drop down box you can create a colour palette from the photo you are using or a different photo you select.


 

9- Once you select the create a colour palette option a new window will appear. This will have a range of colours that match your image. when you are happy click create.


 

10-  The colour palette will now appear on your right toolbar under the swatches tab .

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