This window allows you to edit theme colors using a Color Wheel. You can also use the Color Wheel to organize colors into groups by hue or RGB distance and customize color parameters for these groups instead of individual colors.
The following image shows the Color Wheel window:
This 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 is selected, the current theme defines the relationship between colors. If None is selected, 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.
Circles displayed within the color wheel represent theme colors or color groups (if grouping is enabled). The base color is shown as a large circle.
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.
When you adjust the base color, all other colors are changed accordingly as they are bound to the base color.
The following color relationship rules limit color adjustment:
Use the following icons at the bottom right to customize color wheel's settings:
Specifies whether to update the Theme Navigator every time the color changes or only when the Theme Editor is idle.
Specifies whether to vary saturation or brightness along the wheel radius. The other characteristics are reflected with in the circles' background color.
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 required 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 by 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.