Using the Color Picker

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The Color Picker (you might also know it as the eyedropper or magnifying glass) is a tool for selecting color from anywhere within the canvas. In some versions, you are not limited to the canvas for your selection.

Using the Color Picker in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

There are three ways to access the Color Picker Color Picker, from the Color Puck, Color Editor, or with the hotkeys Alt or I (for Win or Mac).

Color Puck's Color Picker

  1. Tap the middle of the Color Puck to access the Color Picker Color Picker.
  2. Tap Color Picker.
  3. Drag it over a color. The middle of the puck changes, displaying the current color.
  4. Click on the color you want to capture it.

Default Color Editor's Color Picker

  1. In the Color Editor, tap the Color Picker Color Picker.
  2. Drag it over a color. The middle of the puck changes, displaying the current color.
  3. Click on the color you want to capture it.

System Color Editor's Color Picker (Mac only)

In the System Color Editor, tap Color Picker to change the cursor to Color Picker. Move over and tap a color on your screen.

You can also select a color from outside of Sketchbook Pro when using the System color editor.

Keep in mind, if you don’t see the default system Color Editor, ensure you’re running the latest version of Sketchbook Pro to access it.

Using the Color Picker in Sketchbook for mobile devices

There are a few ways to access the Color Picker, depending on the version of Sketchbook you are running. If you want to turn off the Color Picker‍, look in your General preferences.

There are few ways to access the Color Picker.

  1. Do either of the following:
  • Tap and hold on the screen until the cursor changes to Color Picker.
  • In the Color Editor, tap Color Picker The cursor changes to Color Picker.
  1. Tap-drag the Color Picker Color Picker over a color to select it.

Using the marking menu

  1. Tap Clutch tool in the mobile version of Sketchbook on iPad and select The Color Picker icon from the marking menu in the iOS version of Sketchbook to quickly access the Color Picker.

Radial menu

A magnifying glass (Color Picker appears in the center of your canvas.

  1. Tap-drag it over a color. As the cross-hairs in the center of it move over a color, you’ll notice the color of the outer ring change to that color. When the outer ring is the color you want, lift your finger.

The magnifying glass in the iPhone version of Sketchbook

Using the Color Picker in Sketchbook for Windows 10

There are a few ways to access the Color Picker:

  • Tap the center of the Color Puck, then Color Picker.
  • In the Color Puck, tap Switch to Color Editor to switch to the Color Editor, then tap Color Picker.
  • Use the Alt/I hotkey.

The magnifier immediately appears on the canvas. Tap-drag over the color you want. The magnifier comes in real handy when needing to select a color from a very small area.