Jump to content

Problem to use the color picker with gradient

Recommended Posts

I am trying to use the color picker when I use the gradient tool. It deos not work. 

1) I click on the gradient and I select my first color

2) When I click on the color picker on the top right (nothing happen :-( ) > I should be able to pick a color on my design where I want. It should be the main idea of color picker no?

3) So I decide to open the color selector : again the color picker does not work. Nothing happens

Its soooooo frustated

Did I do something wrong ?

Capture d’écran 2021-09-06 à 10.12.40.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Maxi0070!

It's a little bit tricky for beginners. You have to drag the circle on the right of the dropper (Pipette) symbol to the place of the image (or even the screen) where you want to pick the colour. Then release the mouse key. The circle near the dropper symbol will turn to the new colour. Then select the gradient point you want to redye and click on the circle. The gradient point will get the new colour then. The dropper symbol itself is not a button. It is only a hint that the circle is the colour picker.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, iconoclast said:

The dropper symbol itself is not a button. It is only a hint that the circle is the colour picker.

I use the dropper symbol as the color picker, as it makes more sense logically to me. In truth, they're part of the same icon and it doesn't matter which you drag for picking.

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Home, version 22H2 (22621.1413) 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
Laptop:  Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 (19044.2728) 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
        Affinity Photo 1.10.6 (.1665) and 2.0.4  and beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.4  and beta / Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.0.4  and beta
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.3.1, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.7 and 2.0.4 and beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.7 and 2.0.4 and beta/ Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 and beta

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The color picker with the pipette & associated color well (the small round circle) is not a tool in the usual sense. It appears in many different places in the UI & is usable independently of any of the tools in the Tools panel; that is, as soon as you release the mouse button to end the drag, the UI reverts to the currently selected tool.

This means you do not have to take the extra step of changing tools to use it. 

This also means you can have an extra color well that can hold a different color from the larger wells, & simply click on it to set one of them to that color.

A bit unusual for sure, but not without its own merits.

Of course, there is also a more traditional Color Picker Tool if that is what you would prefer to use.

All 3 1.10.6, & all 3 V2.03 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.6; Affinity Designer 1.10.6; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.