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Copic Color Library

The Copic Color Library houses a selection of pre-defined color swatches. Pro subscribers can create custom color sets and access complementary colors.

How to use complementary colors

In the Copic Color Library, tap a color swatch to load its complementary color at the bottom of the library. Tap the complementary color to select it.

Not every color will have an assigned complementary color. For those without, a selection of colors similar to its complementary or nothing will appear.

Copic Color Library in SketchBook for Desktop

Copic Library (free version)

Copic Library (Pro version)

1. Minimize/maximize color set
2. Tabs
3. Color set
4. Complementary color
5. Minimize/maximize custom set
6. Custom set
7. Colorless Blender
(only available for some Copic markers)

Free version

Pro version

Showing/hiding parts of the library

Tap the arrows near the top and bottom of the library to show/hide parts of it.

Choosing a color in the Copic Library

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Copic Library with Colorless BlenderThere are two ways to access the library:

  • in the toolbar, tap Copic Library icon
  • select Window > Copic Library to access the Copic Library.

Use your mouse wheel, Wacom touch strip, tap-drag the color set slider.

 

For Mac users, 2-finger drag to scroll between the pages of colors.

If using your Wacom touch strip, in the Wacom Tablet PropertiesTouch Strip Function must be set to either Zoom or Auto Scroll/Zoom.

Using the Copic Colorless Blender

Blend colors, lighten them by fading the color to white, and push colors.

Copic Colorless Blender

Select one of these Copic marker (Copic Colorless Blender brush set). In the Copic Library, the Copic Colorless Blender swatch appears. Select it to turn the marker into a colorless blender.

In the Brush Library, there is a Colorless brush set. The Colorless blending brush blends colors already on the canvas. You can also turn any brush into a colorless blending by changing its brush type.

Using Complementary colors (Pro)

Not available for Free users

Tap a color swatch to load its complementary color. Tap the complementary color below the swatch to select it.

Complementary colors

Not every color will have an assigned complementary color. For those without, a selection of colors similar to its complementary or nothing will appear.

Creating a custom color set (Pro)

Not available for Free users

Tap-drag a color swatch from the color set or a complementary color into the Custom set.

Create a custom color set

You can do the same action in the regular Color Editor.

Copic Color Library (Pro) in SketchBook for Mobile

Not available for Free users

If you are using SketchBook 3.7.4 or below, your Copic Color Library will be slightly different from the one in SketchBook 4.0 and above. For information specific to your version, see the sections below:

For SketchBook v.4.0 or above users (Pro)

Not available for Free users


Copic Color Library in SketchBook 4.0 or above

1. Access Color Wheel

2. Current color family

3. Current color name

4. Access Copic Color Library

5. Current color

6. Complementary color

Accessing the Copic Color Library from a tablet (Pro)

Not available for Free users

There are a few ways to access the Copic Color Library:

  • In the Layer Editor, tap Color Editor icon to access a palette of color swatches. Tap the current color at the top to access the Color Editor. Along the top of the editor, tap Copic.
  • From the Double Puck (found in the marking menu), tap the bottom half to open the Color Editor. Along the top of the editor, tap Copic.
  • If your UI is hidden, in Rapid UI mode, tap Clutch tool in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook on iPad to open the Double Puck. Tap the bottom half to open the Color Editor. Along the top of the editor, tap Copic.
  • If your UI is hidden, in Rapid UI mode, tap-hold the Trigger and drag to select Color from the menu that appears. While Color is selected, with your other hand, along the top of the editor, tap Copic.

Accessing the Copic Color Library on handheld devices

There are a couple ways to access the Copic Color Library:

  • In the toolbar, tap Color Editor icon to access the Color Editor. Along the top of the editor, tap Copic.
  • If the Double Puck isn’t displayed, tap Clutch tool in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook on iPad (the marking menu) to display it. Tap the bottom half of the Double Puck to open the Color Editor. Along the top of the editor, tap Copic.

Changing the color group (Pro)

Not available for Free users


Groups in the Copic Color Library

  1. Access the Copic Color Library.
  2. Above the color swatches, tap Group. This toggles between the illustration and design groups of swatches.

Selecting a complementary color (Pro)

Not available for Free users

To select the complementary color, tap a color swatch to load its complementary color. Tap the complementary color to select it.
Complementary colors in SketchBook v.4.0 or above

Not every color will have an assigned complementary color. For those without, a selection of colors similar to its complementary or nothing will appear.

For SketchBook v.3.7.4 or below users

Not available for Free users

Copic Color Library

1. Access Color Wheel

2. Current color family

3. Current color name

4. Close Color Editor

5. Current color

6. Complementary color

Accessing the Copic Color Library (Pro)

Not available for Free users

There are a few ways to access the Copic Color Library:

  • In the Layer Editor, tap the background layer color to access the Color Editor. If the Copic Color Library isn’t displayed, tap Copic Color Library icon  to display it.
  • In the toolbar, tap  Double Puck icon in the toolbar in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook if the Double Puck isn’t displayed. Tap the bottom half to open the Color Editor. If the Copic Color Library isn’t displayed, tap Copic Color Library icon  to display it.
  • At the top of the Brush Palette, tap the current color to access the Color Editor. If the Copic Color Library isn’t displayed, tap Copic Color Library icon  to display it.

Selecting a swatch (Pro)

Not available for Free users

After you have accessed the Color Editor, use the Copic Color Library to select a color swatch.

1. In the Color Editor, tap Copic Color Library icon to flip to the Copic Color Library.

Color Editor with Copic Icon in the SketchBook for mobile versionCopic Color Library with the slider in the mobile version of SketchBook

2. Tap-drag the slider to access different color palettes.

3. Tap a swatch, then start painting.

Selecting a complementary color (Pro)

Not available for Free users

To select the complementary color, tap a color swatch to load its complementary color. Tap the complementary color to select it.

Copic Color Library with complementary color in the mobile version of SketchBook

Not every color will have an assigned complementary color. For those without, a selection of colors similar to its complementary or nothing will appear.

Copic Color Library (Pro) in SketchBook for Windows 10

Not available for Free users

Tap UI Toggle in SketchBook for Windows tablet (UI Toggle) and select Copic Color to open or close the Copic Color Library.

Copic Color LibraryThe Copic Color Library houses a selection of pre-defined color swatches.

1. Close Color Editor
2. Color menu
3. Current color family
4. Current color
5. Current color name and complementary color


Selecting a color (Pro)

Not available for Free users

After selecting a brush, in the Copic Color Library, tap-drag the widget to look though different color families. Flick up or down within the color swatches to see all the colors in that family.

Selecting a swatch (Pro)

Not available for Free users

Want to work with colors in a family or want another color library option? If so, use the Copic Color Library to select a color swatch.

1. Tap UI Toggle in SketchBook for Windows tablet (UI Toggle) and select Copic Color to open or close the Copic Color Library.

Copic Color Library in the Win 10 version of SketchBook

2. Tap-drag the slider to access different color palettes.

Changing the family of colors displayed in the Copic Color Library in SketchBook for Windows 10.

3. Tap a swatch, then start painting.

Selecting a complementary color (Pro)

Not available for Free users

To select the complementary color, tap a color swatch to load its complementary color. Tap the complementary color to select it.

Complementary colors in the SketchBook for Window 10 Copic Library

Not every color will have an assigned complementary color. For those without, a selection of colors similar to its complementary or nothing will appear.

Updated on November 6, 2017

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