Choosing a color from the color viewer

The default color viewer is based on the HSB color model. You can select different color models, e.g., CMYK, RGB, Lab, or grayscale for the color you're choosing, but the color viewer remains based on the HSB model. You can select other color viewers if you don't want to use the HSB color viewer. You may want to add the color you chose into a custom palette. For more information see "Editing an existing Custom Palette" on page 322.

To choose the fill or outline color of an object

K I Select the object with the Pick tool. 2 Do one of the following:

• Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click the Uniform Fill button to change the fill color.

• Open the Outline Tool flyout and click the Outline Color Dialog button to change the outline color.

3 Click the Models Tab.

4 Hold down the mouse button on the Models list box to display the color model list.

5 Hold down the mouse button on the Options, select Color Viewers to display and select the color model from the color viewer list.

6 Do one of the following:

• Drag the small box in the color selection area to the color you want to use.

• Move the color slider up or down to change the range of colors displayed in the color selection area on the left.

• Use the name list box, and select a color by name.

To use an alternate color viewer

1 Follow steps 1 to 3 from the previous procedure.

2 Hold down the mouse button on the Models list box to display the color model list.

3 Hold down the mouse button on the Options button, and select Color Viewers to display the color viewer list.

4 Click an alternate color viewer.

Each color viewer lets you use a slider and a color selection area to choose a color.

To change the model of the color being selected

1 Follow steps 1 to 3 from the "To choose the fill or outline color of an object" procedure.

2 Choose another model of the color from the Model list box.

^ • Sometimes when selecting a color you choose an out of gamut color and an in gamut button appears to the left of the new selected color. Clicking the in gamut button selects the closest in gamut color.

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