Working with Colors

TwistedBrush Pro Studio version 25 and above come with a new Utility Palette for easy color selection. However, all previous color palettes are kept and can be easily navigated through, with the small tabs below the Color Selection Panel. New palettes can be loaded as well.

The Utility Palette

1. The new Utility Palette.

2. The Current Color Bar keeps 4 selected colors available at any one time. The outlined box is  the current color that will be used to paint with for most brushes. Some  brushes use all 4 colors from the color bar. Additionally some filters  and some tools make use of the current colors.

3. The Palette Panel shows a color gradient where the current color is shown in a circle with black outline. You can select a new current color by dragging over the area. Right clicking with the mouse over the area will open the Edit Color dialog where more options are presented.

4. The Recent Colors bar shows the last 8 used colors.

5. The Image Colors bar shows the 8 most used colors on your image / page. To show the colors, you might need to use the Refresh button that is above the bar after your image is uploaded.

6. Custom Colors - you can save your preferred colors here (up to 24).

7. The Palette Tabs are used to navigate between 8 different color palettes. The default palettes can be replaced at any time with other choices if you right-click over the tabs and choose the "Load Palette" option. You can read more about this in the Loading Color Palettes topic.

The Color Bar

1. The Color Bar shows 4 colors available at any time. The outlined color is the Current Color that will be used for painting or a different action. You can change the Current Color with any of the other 3 by clicking on the desired box.

2. Right-clicking with the mouse inside the area of the Color Bar will open a contextual menu with more options.

3. The Set to Current Color menu item will copy the current color to  the clicked color box.

4. The Swap with Current Color menu item will swap the current color with the clicked color box.

5. The Select Color With Windows Color Dialog menu item will allow setting the color with the Standard Windows color dialog.

Replacing the Color Gradient box with RGB HSL sliders

Some user may prefer to use the RGB HSL sliders instead the Color Gradient box. This can be configured with a single button click through the Quick Command Panel.

1. Open the Quick Command panel from the View menu.

2. Right-click on an empty slot or on a button which you would like to be replaced.

3. In the contextual menu navigate to Preferences and select the Toggle Color Adjustment Mode option.

4. This will place a new button OColAdj on the Quick Command panel. Clicking on it will toggle between the Color Gradient box and the RGB HSL sliders.

The Edit Color Dialog

The Edit Color Dialog features additional color settings.

1. To open the Edit Color dialog, right click inside the Color Gradient box.

2. Select your settings and click OK to set them.

3. The available options are:

- Color Gradient box

- RGB and HSL sliders with value input options

- Hex color

Custom Colors

The Custom Colors box allows you to save up to 24 colors.

1. Right click on any slot in the Custom Colors area to open the contextual menu.

2. The Edit Color menu option will toggle the Edit Color Dialog. Changing the settings there will add or replace the color inside the slot.

3. You can delete a color by using the Delete color option.

4. The Set to current color option will add your current color from the Color Bar to your Custom Colors.

5. Click on any slot that is filled with a color to select and use it.

The Palette Tabs

You can use the Palette Tabs (P1 to P8) to switch between 8 different palettes.

Right-clicking on any tab will open a contextual menu with different options to load or save a new palette.

For more color topics, please check the Working with Color documentation from the TwistedBrush Pro Studio (v18-24) User Guide