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. Some versions also have an option for accessing the Copic Color Library.
Show/hide parts of the editor
In the 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 for Desktop
If you are a Mac user, you now have your choice of color editor: the default and system.
Default Color Editor
For Mac users, if you want to switch from the system to the default Color Editor, select SketchBook > Preferences > General, then select Use default Color Editor.
1. Color Wheel – Saturation/Luminance Slider
2. RGB, HSL, Randomize
3. RGB sliders
4. Customized palette
6. Swatch (current color)
7. Color Picker
8. Color Wheel – Hue
9. Transparent Color
System Color Editor
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 > Preferences > General, then select Use system Color Editor.
1. 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 Mobile
For SketchBook v.4.0 or above users
The device you’re using (handheld verses tablet) will determine the design of the editor you will see. The differences are subtle, but necessary due to the limited screen size of some handheld devices. There is no difference in the features available, though.
2. Transparent Color
7. Access Copic Color Library (Pro)
8. Color Picker
9. Previous/Current color
The sliders and color swatches appear in their own panel of the editor, replacing the color wheel. Tap the icons at the bottom of the panel to access them. To return to the color wheel, tap . To exit the editor, tap the x.
How to access the Color Editor
Here are a few ways to access the editor:
For SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below users
The editor contains a color wheel for selecting a color, color picker for grabbing a color, and sliders for setting RGB and HSB values. Flip the panel to access color swatches and create a custom library of color.
You also have access to the Copic Color Library. Colors created in the Color Wheel can be stored as swatches for future use. See Color Palettes.
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 .