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Colour View Menu

The Colour View menu lets you access commands related to the Colour view such as creating new palettes, adding new colour swatches, and displaying the Tint panel.

Command Description



Creates a new colour palette.

By default, Toon Boom Harmony is set to the Basic mode. For simple productions, it is recommended to use the Basic mode. This setting stores the palettes automatically for you and saves them at the Scene level. When you use the Advanced Palette Lists mode, you can decide at which level you want to store your palettes: Environment, Job, Scene, or Element.


Lets you access other palettes created in the project and link them to your scene—see About Linked Palettes.

Link to External

Lets you you link an external palette to your scene without copying it in your project.


Imports a colour palette located on your hard drive.


Removes the selected palette from the palette list.

Remove and Delete on Disk

Removes the selected palette from the palette list and deletes the palette file from the disk.


Lets you five the selected colour palette a new name.


Creates a copy of the original palette, using the same names and colour values, but has a different ID and is independent from the original palette. This ensures that both the duplicate and original palettes are completely independent.


Creates a copy of the master palette. The colours in each palette have the same properties. The colours have the same identification number pointing to the same colour zones, but they can have different names and RGBA values.

Pencil Texture Palette

Displays the colour palette containing the pencil line textures.

Move Up

Moves the selected colour palette up one level.

Move Down

Moves the selected colour palette down one level.

Colour Editor

Opens the Colour Editor where you can pick and edit colour swatches.

Tint Panel

Opens the Tint panel where you can modify a series of colours to blend a tint in them or offset their RGBA values.

Current Palette Overrides

When clone palettes are present in the palette list, by default, priority is given to the palette that is the highest in the palette list to decide which colours to apply to drawings. With this option enabled, priority is given to the currently selected palette. Selecting any of the clone palettes will make drawings use colours from the selected palette instead.

Display Colour Values

Display the colour values beside their colour swatches in the palette list.



Cuts the selected colour swatch from the palette.


Copies the selected colour swatch which you can paste in a different palette.

Copy Colour ID

Copies a colour swatch's colour ID so you can keep a reference file of colour IDs or use them with custom plug-ins. Example of a colour ID: 075cf5b552401130.

Paste Colour Values

Pastes the colour value of the copied swatch over an existing colour swatch.

Paste As New Colours

Creates a new colour swatch from the colour value of the copied swatch.

Paste As Clones

Pastes a copied colour to a new palette as a clone of the original one. Both colour use the same colour ID. They have to be in different palettes.


Creates a new colour swatch from the colour swatch that was last selected.


Opens the Colour Picker window in which you can edit the selected colour swatch.


Deletes the selected colour swatch from the palette.

New Texture

Lets you add a bitmap colour swatch to your palette. You can load photos and textures and paint your drawings with it. The bitmap image must be a .tga or .psd file format.

Edit Texture

Opens the browser to replace the texture used in a textured colour swatch. All zones using the swatch will be updated with the new texture.

Scale Down Texture

Lets you set a new maximum texture size or scaling factor.

New Default Colour

Creates a new colour using the default colour set in the preferences.

Protect Colour

Locks a selected colour, so if you ever paint over it accidentally, the work already done will not be affected. You can also block the filling colours if you painted all of the animation in Line Art and plan to repaint the lines.

Swatch Mode

Displays the colour swatches with its corresponding name inside the swatch. When this option is not selected, the names of the colour swatches are displayed beside the swatch.

Independent Bitmap Colour

Bitmap colour selection is independent from the vector colour selection.

Bitmap Colour Sliders


Displays the colour picking sliders as RGB (red, green, blue).


Displays the colour picking sliders as HSV (hue, saturation, value).