This window allows you to edit theme colors. You can use the Color Wheel to group colors by hue or RGB distance and customize color parameters for these groups.
The Color Wheel window consists of the following sections and elements:
Color Relationship Rule - specifies the relationship between colors in a theme (monochromatic, triad, compound, etc.). If Locked, the current theme defines the relationship between colors. If None, all colors are independent. Otherwise, it uses the standard method (compound, monochromatic, etc.).
A color relationship rule restricts your ability to customize theme colors. See Color Wheel for more information.
The Color Wheel shows color hues arranged around a circle to illustrate chromatic relationships between colors.
The circles in the color wheel represent theme colors or color groups. The large circle represents the base color.
To adjust a color, drag the corresponding circle around the color wheel or select it on the wheel, and use sliders in the Selected Color section to customize particular parameters.
The base color adjustment affects all bound colors.
The following color relationship rules limit color adjustments:
Use the following icons to customize color wheel's settings:
Specifies whether to update the Preview window every time the color changes or when the Theme Designer is idle.
Specifies whether to vary saturation or brightness along the wheel radius. The circles' background color reflects other color's characteristics.
Use color grouping to similar colors simultaneous customizing. You can group colors by the RGB or hue distance, and then adjust parameters for all colors in a particular group at once.
To enable color grouping, specify the number of groups in the Colors section's Count field.
This section also includes a gallery that shows color groups and lists colors related to each group.
Squares in the first row of the gallery represent color groups. When you select a group, clicking a square, the colors it contains are displayed below.
To adjust color parameters, use the options in the Common Characteristics section.
You can also specify the Criterion that defines how colors are grouped and the Colorize method that defines the relationship between colors within each group.