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Regularly this problem comes up:

I have a letter A in color a, and a letter B in color b. I want to make B the same color as a.

How do you do this?

I so far have always noodled around somehow to get this, but I haven't seen a reliable way. And the manual ("help") is not helpful as it doesn't define its terms and doesn't tell you how to do it. 

 

Questions:

1. How do I pick up a color, e.g. the color of letter A?

2. How do I apply that color - to letter B?

3. How can I read the RGB values of that color?

4. How can I store that color for later use - similar to patches in Photoshop?

 

Thanks!

 

 

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You don't mention which app nor which Operating System you are on?

1. How do I pick up a color, e.g. the color of letter A?

You can use the Colour Picker Tool (I)  https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Tools/tools_clrpicker.html 

2. How do I apply that color - to letter B?

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Clr/samplingClr.html

3. How can I read the RGB values of that color?

Using any of the colour pickers/colour eyedroppers will give you an RGB readout.

4. How can I store that color for later use - similar to patches in Photoshop?

Once a colour has been picked you can save it to the swatches panel: https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/swatchesPanel.html

The Colour Panel: https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/clrPanel.html

 

This links to all of the tutorial videos on Affinity: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/

This video demonstrates the colour picker tool in Affinity Designers Photo Persona: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/desktop/video/301808466/

Colour Picker tool in Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/desktop/video/311178534


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12 hours ago, firstdefence said:

You don't mention which app nor which Operating System you are on?

1. How do I pick up a color, e.g. the color of letter A?

You can use the Colour Picker Tool (I)  https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Tools/tools_clrpicker.html 

2. How do I apply that color - to letter B?

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Clr/samplingClr.html

3. How can I read the RGB values of that color?

Using any of the colour pickers/colour eyedroppers will give you an RGB readout.

4. How can I store that color for later use - similar to patches in Photoshop?

Once a colour has been picked you can save it to the swatches panel: https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/swatchesPanel.html

The Colour Panel: https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/clrPanel.html

 

This links to all of the tutorial videos on Affinity: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/learn/

This video demonstrates the colour picker tool in Affinity Designers Photo Persona: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/desktop/video/301808466/

Colour Picker tool in Affinity Photo: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/desktop/video/311178534

I'm on an Mac, High Sierra.

Thanks for your help.

1. Now I know I can't click on the little color picker symbol, but I have to click on the tool icon.

2. When I set it to "current selection" it applies it automatically

3. And I also get the RGB readout.

4. Thanks for the swatches panel - works similar to PHotoshop.

 

The only problem I have is with the color panel.

What does "click the selector you want to apply the color to" mean?

Is the color picker a selector? What other selectors are there? I mean I apply color to the picker by clicking on something, not "apply" anything to it. 

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15 minutes ago, World View said:

Now I know I can't click on the little color picker symbol, but I have to click on the tool icon.

You can, but you need to click it and drag it where you want to sample the color. Then it only fills the color well next to it, and to assign that color to the active object you click in that color well.


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Another possibility is to display the Swatches panel. At the top of that is a list of recent colours. Highlight the B, then click the red swatch.

Swapping colours

 

Cheers,

H


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When you click the color box of the text tool, you also get a color picker.

But wherever I click, it does not take on the color. The previous color in the color picker stays the same. 

I also ran into the problem that I did one text with an outline - and now every text piece I do has an outline in a different color, and I cannot find the button to turn this off.

Now I have to, for every word I type, assign the same color twice because the color outline does not go away... 

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10 minutes ago, World View said:

now every text piece I do has an outline in a different color,

Use the Stroke panel to set the stroke (or outline) to No Line style (the white circle with the red line through it):

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