The Color Editor contains a color wheel for selecting a color, color picker for grabbing a color, transparent color for creating a custom eraser, and buttons for accessing HSL, RGB, and Randomize (certain versions) sliders, and the color swatches.
We are in the process of enhancing the Color Editor across all platforms. iOS version 5.2 includes the first release of new Color Editor features, and development work is in progress for Android, Mac and Windows.
Show/hide parts of the editor
In different versions of Sketchbook, sections of the editor can be hidden to reduce the amount of canvas space taken up. When a section is needed, just unhide it. Some versions use arrows for accessing parts of the editor. Others have bars that can be dragged up or down to expose more or less of the editor. Others use buttons, such as and to show/hide sections.
Color Editor in Sketchbook Pro for desktop
If you are a Mac user, you have your choice of color editor: the default and system.
Default Color Editor
The default Color Editor is what all users see when they first launch Sketchbook Pro.
For Mac users, if you want to switch from the system to the default Color Editor, select Sketchbook Pro > Preferences > General, then select Use default Color Editor.
- Color Wheel – Saturation/Luminance Slider
- RGB, HSL, Randomize
- RGB sliders
- Customized palette
- Swatch (current color)
- Color Picker
- Color Wheel – Hue
- Transparent Color
System Color Editor
For Mac only
The system Color Editor is the return to the old Color Editor many Mac users loved and missed. To switch over to it, select Sketchbook Pro > Preferences > General, then select Use system Color Editor.
- Tabs (various methods for picking colors):
Choose a hue or tints and the value (light).
Specify a color using color gradients, such as gray scale, RGB, CMYK, or HSB values.
Choose from a lists of colors (Apple, Developer, Crayons, Web Safe), or create your own list.
Choose a color from a spectrum of hues and values.
Pick from 48 colors displayed as a box of crayons.
Accessing the Color Editor
To access the Color Editor, tap or select Window > Color Editor.
Color Editor in Sketchbook for Android
The device you're using (handheld verses tablet) will determine the design of the editor you see. The differences are subtle, but necessary due to the limited screen size of some handheld devices. There is, however, no difference in the available features.
For Android tablet users
- Transparent Color (Erase)
- Color Picker
- Saturation and Lightness
- Tab for HSL, RGB, Color Swatches, and Randomize Colors
- Tab contents (controls or swatches)
For Android handheld device users
On smaller screens, the tabs include the Color Wheel.
How to access the Color Editor
Open the Color Editor from the toolbar, or by tapping on the marking menu button to expose the Double Puck and tapping on the color chip.
Color Editor in Sketchbook for iOS
Sketchbook on iOS provides a variety of ways to adjust and select color.
- Previous color
- Current color
- Complementary of current color
- Color set toggle
- 9-swatch color history
- Transparent color
- Eye dropper (color selector)
- HSL sliders
- Color set (mini-view)
- Custom Color Gradient
- RGB sliders
- Randomize color
- Edit HEX value
- Paste HEX from clipboard
Color Editor in Sketchbook for Windows 10
Hiding slider or swatches
Do you just want to work with the Color Wheel and don’t need the sliders or swatches? If so, tap to show/hide the sliders and for the swatches.
Returning to the Color Puck
In the Color Editor, to return to the Color Puck, tap .