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The Color Picker popover

Last updated on 20 May 2022

Click the Color well for any Fills, Borders or Shadows to reveal the Color Picker popover.

An annotated image showing the different color popover controls
  1. The fill icons across the top switch between Solid, Gradient and Image fills and change the color popover’s settings to match.
  2. The color picker uses the HSB (hue, saturation, brightness) color model. Drag the point left to right to change a color’s saturation, and up or down to change its brightness.
  3. The sliders control your color’s hue (color) and alpha (opacity).
  4. The preview shows the final result of your color settings.
  5. The eyedropper Eyedropper tool lets you pick any color from your display, inside or outside of the Mac app. You can quickly access it by selecting a layer and pressing C.
  6. The text fields give you quick access to your color’s HEX value for copying and pasting, and the option to manually set a specific color using RGB (red, green, blue) and alpha values. You can click on the RGB labels to switch to HSB (hue, saturation, brightness) or HSL (hue, saturation, lightness).
  7. Create Color Variable saves a new Color Variable