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Palettes

In colour animation, specific colours are used to paint each particular character. In order to maintain absolute consistency, a colour palette is created for each character, prop and effect throughout the production. These are referred to as master palettes.

Master palettes contain a colour swatch for each zone to colour with a precise RGBA colour value.

Using a master colour palette has many benefits, including:

Each character consistently retains their dedicated colours.
You cannot accidentally use a colour which is not in the master palette.
Standardization and colour consistency throughout the production
Multiple artists can use the same colour palette and produce the same results.

Toon Boom Harmony uses palettes to hold all of the colours needed to paint your elements, allowing complete control and consistency in your painting process.

A palette is created by assigning a set of colours to each character, prop or effect. You will create a new palette and add a new colour, known as a colour swatch, for each zone of the character, such as the skin, hair, tongue, shirt, pants, etc.

This topic is divided as follows:

Displaying the Palette List
Creating a Colour Palette
Copying and Pasting Colours
Removing a Colour Palette
Duplicating a Colour Palette
Cloning a Colour Palette
Mixing the Colours
Importing a Colour Palette
Ordering the Palette List