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Color Selection
Created by: Kawliga

This tutorial describes choosing foreground and background colors, and creating custom colors.
The Color Palette generally lives at the right hand side of the Paint Shop Pro program window.

The top part shows all the available colors. To choose colors, move your mouse over this area and click.

The middle part contains the foreground and background colors.

The bottom part gives you the information about the color that is registered when you move your mouse over the color picker, or move the eyedropper tool over an open image.

This is the color picker. The foreground color is indicated by the upper box, and the background color is indicated by the lower box.
You can swap the fore- and background colors easily and quickly by clicking the double arrow on the color picker.
  To choose a new foreground color you click on the top box of the color picker.

To change the background color you would click on the bottom box.

You will get a window that looks like this:


You choose a new color by clicking on a color in the basic colors box or by clicking on the circle of colors you see in the image above.

To create a custom color, you would type in the red, green and blue (RGB) values given in the tutorial in each of their boxes.

Click OK when done.

What's great about the color dialogue is that you can also add in your HTML color codes. Use your eyedropper to pick a color from your image and then click on the color in the color picker. When the Color dialogue box opens, note the HTML value of that color.
The handy thing about this feature is that this way, your HTML colors will always match the colors in your image.