Working with colors

Working with colors

In Dreamweaver, many of the dialog boxes, as well as the Property inspector for many page elements, contain a color box, which opens a color picker. Use the color picker to select a color for a page element.

To select a color in Dreamweaver:

  1. Click a color box in any dialog box or in the Property inspector.

    The color picker appears.

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  2. Do one of the following:
    • Use the eyedropper to select a color swatch from the palette. All colors in the Color Cubes (default) and Continuous Tone palettes are web-safe; other palettes are not. For more information, see About web-safe colors.
    • Use the eyedropper to pick up a color from anywhere on your screen--even outside the Dreamweaver windows. To pick up a color from the desktop or another application, press and hold the mouse button; this allows the eyedropper to retain focus, and select a color outside of Dreamweaver. If you click the desktop or another application, Dreamweaver picks up the color where you clicked. However, if you switch to another application, you may need to click a Dreamweaver window to continue working in Dreamweaver.
    • To expand your color selection, use the pop-up menu at the upper-right corner of the color picker. You can select Color Cubes, Continuous Tone, Windows OS, Mac OS, Grayscale, and Snap to Web Safe.

      To clear the current color without choosing a different color, click the Default ColorThis is a picture of the feature being described.button.

      To open the system color picker, click the Color Wheel button. For more information, seeThis is a picture of the feature being described. About web-safe colors.

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