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Creating Custom Colors

Each Flash document has it’s own color palette. The color palette displays as swatches when you access a color box or panel. The default color palette is the Web-safe palette of 216 colors. Flash allows you to edit and create new colors for strokes and fills in several ways in the Color Mixer panel. You can alter a color’s RGB values (assigning it different levels of Red, Green or Blue), Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Alpha (transparency). You can accomplish this by using sliders, dragging on a color-space, or entering a numeric value that corresponds to a specific color. In each case you can save your color into the palette for easy access.

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Create a Custom Color by Entering a Value

  1. Open or expand the Color Mixer panel.
  2. Enter values between 0 and 255 in the RGB numeric entry boxes.
  3. Enter an alpha value between 0 and 100.
  4. Click the Options button in the panel, and then click Add Swatch.

Create a Custom Color with the Color Picker

  1. Click a Stroke or Fill color box in the Toolbar or the Property Inspector.
  2. Click the Color Wheel button to the far right of the palette.
  3. Click a color from one of the available pickers (Mac) or from the Color Window (Win).
  4. Click OK.
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