Working with colors and materials
new color that you select by dragging the slider on the Color (hue)
• Sliders tab — displays sliders and value boxes that you can use to
set a color in the following color spaces: RGB, HSL, CMYK, Lab,
Web safe. You can also set a shade using Grayscale.
• Foreground and Stroke and Background and Fill Properties boxes
— display the current foreground and background materials,
which consist of the style (color, gradient, or pattern) and optional
texture. You can click either box to display the Material Properties
dialog box, in which you can set material options. These boxes can
be used in the following ways:
• You can use foreground materials for brush strokes and
background materials for fills.
• When you apply strokes with a brush (including the fill tools),
clicking lets you paint with the foreground material, and right-
clicking lets you paint with the background material.
• When you are using the Art Media tools, you can set the
foreground color for the pigment that you apply to the canvas.
• For text and vector shapes, you can set the foreground color for
the stroke (or outline) of the text or shape, and the background
color for the fill of the text or shape. For more information
about changing the color of text and vector objects, see “To
modify vector object properties” on page 585.
• Foreground and Background Color boxes — display the current
foreground and background color and let you set colors
regardless of current material
• Style button
— shows which style is currently selected:
, or pattern
. To change between the
most recently selected color, gradient, and pattern, you can click
the Style button and select a new style from the drop-list. Note