Choosing a color using color harmonies

Each option in the Hues list box corresponds to a shape that is superimposed on the Color Wheel. Each row in the color grid below begins with the color underneath one of the points on the shape superimposed on the Color Wheel. Since color harmonies are most useful when you are selecting several colors, try using color harmonies when working with custom palettes. For more information see "Adding or deleting multiple colors in a Custom Palette" on page 324.

To choose the uniform fill or outline color of an object

1 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 Mixers tab.

4 Do one of the following:

• Drag the black circle around the Color Wheel to change the color swatches below the wheel.

• Click on a spot on the Color Wheel and the black point will move there.

5 From the color grid below the Color Wheel, click the color swatch you want to use.

To change the relationship between the colors on the Color Wheel

1 Follow steps 1 to 3 from the previous procedure.

2 Choose a hue option from the Hues list box.

• Each hue option corresponds to a different configuration of points on the Color Wheel. Experiment to find the configuration that provides the color set you prefer.

To change the appearance of colors in the color swatches

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

2 Choose a color variation option from the Variations list box.

3 To change the number of swatches in the color grid, do one of the following:

• 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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