1.18 FAQ-130 How do I define custom colors?
Last Update: 7/1/2018
From the Format and Style toolbars as well as the Plot Details dialog (anywhere you set the color of a layer element, whether it is the color of the value in a worksheet cell or the color of a scatter point on a graph), you can define a custom color.
For example, if you want to define a custom color for the text, you can click the down arrow of Font Color on the Format toolbar to expand the Color Chooser, and then click a blank color well to open Color dialog.
Instead of picking up a color directly in the built-in colormap, you can use any of the following features for selecting color:
Define the Colors
You can manually enter color codes, such as RGB, HSL or HEX , in the their edit boxes to define a color directly.
You can click Select... button to enable the eyedropper. When the cursor turn into an eyedropper, you can click any portion of your workspace to pick up a color you desired.
Fine-tune Colors from Build-in Colors
Slider can help you to get a similar color but with a different tint or intensity from build-in palettes. For example, if you want to fine-tune the last color of palettes D02 Maple, you can:
- Click to select D02 Maple in the drop-down list of More colors.
- Click to select the last color that you want to fine-tune in palettes
- Open the Color Chooser once again, and click a blank color well in Custom group to open Color dialog with previously selected color
- Use slider to get the new color.
|Note: These custom colors then become available throughout Origin. They are saved locally, but also get saved with the project or window. Thus, when someone else views the project, on a different computer, they too will see the color you assigned.
Keywords:Custom color, RGB, HSL, HEX
Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 2017