1. Home
  2. Design School
  3. How to use the colour picker tool in Affinity designer

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 .

Share this Tutorial

Have a question? Contact our Support for assistance.
$180 of design goods for JUST $1. Join Plus today for your discounted first month! VIEW OFFER
ol image