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Written by Annette

Choosing & Working with Colors in Easil

Learn how to best use the Color Selector tools in Easil to produce professional graphics

Color plays a very important part of good design. Using a consistent and cohesive color palette assists with maintaining a theme across all artwork in your campaign. (You can read more about using Color here, there are also several other posts about color combinations and best practices on our blog.)

Keeping your design color palette to 3-5 colors across a design will keep it looking professional, and clean.

You can apply colors quickly and easily to text boxes, the background, or any color editable graphics using the following palette options:

Template Colors

When working with an existing template, all of the colors used within the document on graphic and text elements are available.

When adding a new text box to your design, it's recommended to select an existing color to keep the design cohesive.

Brand Colors

If you have set up a brand kit (available to Plus and Edge users), your color palettes will appear here. Click to apply when you have text or graphics selected, as well as applying to the background.

Image Colors

Graphics are not the only source of color in a design. Images may make up a large area of your design. To accomodate this, Easil also features an Image Colors selector, which automatically generates a color palette for your design template, from any uploaded or included photographic images.

You can view your Image Colors by expanding the 'Image Colors' section of the dropdown menu.

Next to each image, there will be a list of up to 6 colors, which have been picked from the image. You can set any of your graphic & text elements to use these colors, to help keeping your palette consistent between both graphics & images.

Using the Color Picker

Click on the Color Picker title to scroll down to the options in the spectrum. Click to apply any color to text or design elements that have color changing ability in your document.

Once you've used a new color, it will also be available in the Template Colors section to easily re-use throughout your document.

'Update all' Color Feature

To quickly update all instances of a color within a document to a new color, you can click on the 'update all' checkbox that appears at the bottom of the color picker popout. This only appears if there are other instances of that color applied to text boxes, graphic elements, or the background of any pages. The feature does not update colors within photographic images.