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Chasys Draw IES Help:


 User Interface : Palette
 

The Palette Window

This is where you select the colors you intend to use with the selected tool. The window has several tabs, each of which provides a different method of selecting colors. The first tab always contains "swatches", which are colored boxes of color. Spin-buttons for switching between the tabs are provided at the bottom of the window.

Do you see the two colored boxes at the bottom-left of the workspace? They show you which colors are the current colors. We'll call them color1 and color2. How the two colors are used depends on the tool or feature you are using. To the right of these is a box that shows the current transparency values blended with the current colors; the top is blended using alpha1 and the bottom using alpha2. If you click on the two boxes that display the current colors, you will be presented with a popup menu where you can swap colors, swap alpha, and perform other operations on the current colors.

 

Swatches Tab

As mentioned above, this is always the first tab. To choose a color using the swatches, just click the appropriate colored swatch. When you click on a colored swatch with the left mouse button (left-click), color1 is set to the color that swatch represents. Right clicking will set color2 instead. Swatches are configurable and can be loaded and saved to and from palette files using the provided buttons.

New swatches can be added and removed at will. Chasys Draw IES supports many kinds of palette files, including GIMP palettes, JASC palettes, Adobe Photoshop palettes, palletized BMP and many more.

Clicking a swatch while holding the Shift key will import the current color into the swatch. Clicking a swatch while holding the Alt key will bring up a window where the color name can be entered or changed.

 

HSV Tab

This tab allows you to select colors by setting the Hue, Saturation and Value. To set the saturation and value, click any point in the big rectangle (you can also hold and drag). Moving the slider in the smaller rectangle sets the hue. A small rounded rectangle below the hue slider shows a preview of the selected color. Once you have the color you want, you can use the two buttons labeled “#1” and “#2” to assign the color to color1 and color2 respectively.

The button labeled “123” brings up a dialog box where you can manually specify the channel values.

 

HSL Tab

This tab allows you to select colors by setting the Hue, Saturation and Lightness. To set the hue and lightness, click any point in the big rectangle (you can also hold and drag). Moving the slider in the smaller rectangle sets the saturation. A small rounded rectangle below the hue slider shows a preview of the selected color. Once you have the color you want, you can use the two buttons labeled “#1” and “#2” to assign the color to color1 and color2 respectively.

The button labeled “123” brings up a dialog box where you can manually specify the channel values.

 

YUV Tab

This tab allows you to select colors by setting the Hue, Saturation and Value. To set the saturation and value, click any point in the big rectangle (you can also hold and drag). Moving the slider in the smaller rectangle sets the hue. A small rounded rectangle below the hue slider shows a preview of the selected color. Once you have the color you want, you can use the two buttons labeled “#1” and “#2” to assign the color to color1 and color2 respectively.

The button labeled “123” brings up a dialog box where you can manually specify the channel values.

 

RGB Tab

This tab allows you to select colors by setting the RGB color channel values directly. Each color channel has a separate slider that you can either click or hold and drag. The background colors of the sliders change to reflect how the generated color will change if you move them. Each slider also has a label showing the name of the channel it represents, its current value and the primary color associated with it. A small rounded rectangle below the hue slider shows a preview of the selected color. Once you have the color you want, you can use the two buttons labeled “#1” and “#2” to assign the color to color1 and color2 respectively.

The button labeled “123” brings up a dialog box where you can manually specify the channel values. For RGB, you can specify hexadecimal values in both HTML/CSS format (#RGB, #RRGGBB) and C/C++ format (0xRRGGBB) in the provided entry field.

 

CMYK Tab

This tab allows you to select colors by setting the CMYK color channel values directly. Each color channel has a separate slider that you can either click or hold and drag. The background colors of the sliders change to reflect how the generated color will change if you move them. Each slider also has a label showing the name of the channel it represents, its current value and the primary color associated with it. A small rounded rectangle below the hue slider shows a preview of the selected color. Once you have the color you want, you can use the two buttons labeled “#1” and “#2” to assign the color to color1 and color2 respectively.

The button labeled “123” brings up a dialog box where you can manually specify the channel values.

 

 

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