Using Color

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Color Bar

The Color Bar is at the top of the Tool Tray and contains your color palettes. You can navigate your palettes by swiping left and right with one finger on the palettes.

There are 5 preset palettes and 2 empty palettes. Each palette contains 7 color swatches.

 

Choose colors using sliders

You can change the color saved in any swatch by tapping on it to select the swatch, and then tapping on it again to reveal the color selection menu.

 
In the color selection menu, you can adjust the swatch via an HSL (hue, saturation, and lightness) slider interface.
 
 
 

Choose colors using the Color Picker

You can change the color saved in any swatch by tapping on it to select the swatch, and then tapping on it again to reveal the color selection menu.

  • In the color selection menu, tap on the eyedropper button to activate the Color Picker
  • When the Color Picker is active, drag a finger anywhere on the canvas to move the picker over the color you wish to sample.
  • Tap anywhere, either inside or outside the picker, to save the current sampled color to the active swatch.

 

Using the Mixer

Mixing colors in Paper is easy. Tap any color well in the palette so that it is selected, with a bold white circle around it. Now, place your finger inside of the white circle in the Mixer itself. Rotate the circle clockwise and the colors will begin to mix together. Rotating counter-clockwise will un-mix the colors. The color that is inside of the white circle in the Mixer is your current "ink".

 

Save a Custom Color

Whether you have created a custom color through mixing or using the sliders, you can save it to a palette set by holding your finger on the circle in the Mixer until it "sticks" to your finger, dragging it to the color palette, and then lifting your finger. You can overwrite any color set, however only the last two sets will remain unaffected by a "Restore Palettes" action.

 

 

Unlimited palettes* (Paper Pro users only)

Navigate beyond the very last color palette in the Color Bar by swiping left on the color palettes.

 Tap the + button to create a new empty color palette.
 

 

Restore the Default Palettes

Tap on “App Settings” and then “Restore Color Palettes”. Restoring palettes will only affect the first five palettes that come with Paper and will not affect the last two custom palettes.

 

Change the Background Color

To fill the canvas with a color, hold your finger on any color swatch or the circle in the Mixer until the color "sticks" to your finger, then drag it onto the Canvas area and lift your finger.

This background color will be independent of the ink, fill and photo layers. You can also change the background of an existing drawing without changing the drawn ink.

 

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