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Creating a Custom Color Set
by Jinny Brown  e-mail

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written for Painter 6  (Painter 5/5.5 translations included)
To create a custom Color Set in Painter 6, or in Painter 5 and 5.5, use these steps:
 
1. Open an existing image, if you want to create your custom Color Set picking colors from that image to use in another image, or start with a new Canvas and create your custom Color Set as you work.
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2. In the Art Materials palette's Color Set section (in Painter 5 and 5.5, in the Art Materials palette's Color section menu, choose Adjust Colors), click the Lock icon to open it, then click the New Set button

NOTE: You'll should see an empty Color Set appear. 
It may be hidden below your other palettes, so use Ctrl/Command+6 twice; once to to close it, the second time to open it and bring it to the front. Then move it to a place on your screen where it won't be hidden again.

3. Using the Eyedropper tool, click a color in your image that you want to add to your custom Color Set.
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4. Click the Add Color button.
5. Choose another color, then click the Add Color button again. Continue to add colors until you've created your  complete custom Color Set.
6. To save your custom Color Set, click the Library button. You'll be asked "Do you want to save the changes you've made to the current color set?".

7. Click the Yes button and give the custom Color Set a unique name not already used by Painter, and one that will make sense to you later. 

NOTE: Color Sets are saved as text files.

8. To load another custom Color Set, or reload the default Painter Color Set or one from the Painter CD,  click the Library button

NOTE: To learn more about using the Color Set section, read the Painter 6 User Guide (the Painter 5 or 5.5 User Guides).

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Have Fun Creating Custom Color Sets! :o)
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Jinny Brown, June 29, 2001
last modified September 17, 2002
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