The Color Palette

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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for intermediates to learn how to use preset shapes and to shade.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro 9, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

Here is a screenshot of the color palette below.  Your foreground and background squares may be to the side of the rainbow colors.  Mine is set for rainbow colors so that I can choose in between colors.  You can do this by clicking on the rainbow tab right above that color preview square.

The first box is the foreground color (outline color for fonts and vectors), and the second box is the background color (filling color for fonts and vectors).  Underneath each one you have some choices.  Click on the black dot..  It will give you a pull down menu-- black dot = solid color of your choice, 2nd one is gradients, 3rd one is patterns.  A pattern is an image that you want to use to fill with.  The 2nd icon under the color boxes is the texture, and the third is the null icon (turns the foreground or background color off).

If you wish to make both foreground and background color the exact same color/gradient/pattern, first set the foreground to whatever color/pattern/gradient you want.  Then Right-click on the background square and this Recent Materials palette will come up.  Choose the foreground color (see arrow in pic below) next to the Other button.  Now both will be the same.



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