Last Updated: 21 Nov 20
What is the Colour Pallet?
The Colour Pallet is found throughout the Application, and and can take many guises. Most Functions that require colour have them embedded within the Tags that they apply to, and appear as a Triple swab colour pallet.
The Triple swab colour pallet consists of three square Swabs that display the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colours related to the Tag that they reside within. However, not all Swabs will come in a Triple swab colour pallet, many may only have a single Swab or in the case above, only have two colours available. Either way, they all function in a similar manner.
As you can see above in Tab 1 – Hair Colour, there are three Swabs, two of which are the same, and one of which is different. In this case, that gives us a uniform Hair Colour, with a Black outline. The Hair Colour is uniform because the first and second Swab are Linked. As you can see in Tab 1. Hair Colour, there is a small white chain link in the Secondary Swab. That means that the Secondary Swab is linked to the Swab immediately to it’s Left, in this case, the Primary Swab.
‘But why do Swabs in 3, 5, 9 and 12 have Links in the Primary Swab‘ you ask? That is because they are linked to the to the Primary Swab in Tag 1! Which, if you think about it, is ALL THE WAY Left. Kinda. Anyhow, it links all the other Values to the Primary Colour Value of the Tab, which helps keep everything uniform.
Now lets see what happens if we want to change to Colour Value. We’ll go ahead and change the Secondary Colour of Tag 1.
Clicking on the Secondary Swab in Tag 1, we find that a Colour Pallet is now displayed. We can tell that it is still linked the the Primary Swab, as there is still a chain link displayed in the Swab, and an Unbroken Link is displayed on the Left of the Pallet.
There are three main types of Colour Pallet.
- The 62 Colour Pallet is the most common, and comes in three shades, the one displayed here, and a paler and darker version found in some Tags.
- The 57 Colour Pallet offers more limited colour options.
- The 10 Colour Pallet offers shades of skin.
- There are also some very specific smaller Pallets for backgrounds that have very limited initial choices.
So, going back to to changing the Secondary Swab in Tag 1. Let’s go for a Blond shade.
After clicking on the Blond shade, the Secondary Colour Swab is no longer linked to the Primary Swab, and we have a Colour Graduation between the Primary and Secondry Swabs. And whats this!?! All the other Secondary Swabs have now changed to Blond! We have an exception to the rule!!! While most Links in the Colour Swabs link to the Swab to the Left, in this case to keep everything nice and consistent with the Hair Style, ALL the Swabs Link to Tag 1! Nifty!
If you want a little more variety, you can select additional colours from the Prism Button on the top left of the Pallet (The official sites translation is Color Picker Screen Button…).
The main Prism area allows you to pick from any of the colours displayed, or to graduate the approximate colour using the Slider to it’s right. Alternatively, if you know the #code of the colour you want, you can enter it in the Text Field provided.
Another handy tool is the Eye Drop Function. By clicking on it, you can sample a colour from anywhere within the Application. You also have 75 Colour Save Slots that you can use to save colours that you are using a lot. Just click on a Slot and click ‘Save‘, and the current colour displayed will be saved in that Slot. To load it into the Swab, select the colour, and click ‘Load‘.
‘Random’ selects a random colour, and ‘Delete‘ deletes the selected colour from the Save Slot. To close, click on the close ‘X‘ button on the right, or just select another Tab.