Mixing Colors

Using the Mixer pad, the mixer swatches, and the Apply Color, Mix Color, Sample Color, Sample Multiple Colors, and Dirty Brush Mode tools, you can create new colors for use in your images.

When you have finished mixing and sampling colors, you can clear the Mixer pad, or save it as a Mixer pad (MXS) file that you can open and use later.

To mix colors

1 Choose Window menu > Color Palettes > Show Mixer to display the Mixer palette.

2 Click the Apply Color tool y in the Mixer palette.

3 Choose a color from the mixer swatch, and paint on the Mixer pad.

4 Choose a second color from the mixer swatch, and paint on the Mixer pad.

5 Do one of the following:

• Use the Apply Color tool to add to and blend the colors.

You can toggle between the Apply Color and Mix Color tools by holding down

^ When working with the Apply Color or Mix Color tool, you can access other Mixer palette tools as you work. Holding down Spacebar activates the Pan tool Holding down Spacebar + Command (Mac OS) or Spacebar + Ctrl (Windows) activates the Zoom tool < in zoom-in mode. Holding down Spacebar + Command + Option (Mac OS) or Spacebar + Ctrl + Alt (Windows) activates the Zoom tool in zoom-out mode. When you release the keys, the Apply Color or Mix Color tool is reactivated.

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