iMovie Colors

Colors in iMovie. Colors can be changed for the text in Titles and for Color Clips.

These same palette and colors choices are available in any OS X application that uses color. That includes graphics applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, and Graphic Converter. They are also available in Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver for creating web projects.

When the Colors Palette first appears, Palette 1 (first, at right)will be selected. The slider on the right side can be moved up and down for shading and a color selected from the color wheel. The final selection appears in the bar at the top.

Palette 4 shows a color Spectrum from which to select colors.

Palette 5 shows a basic set of color crayons. As each is selected, the name of the color appears above the crayons.

Palettes 2 and 3 are explained below.

Palette 1

Palette 4

Palette 5

Palette 2 has a pull-down menu that reveals four different methods of selecting colors.

The Gray Scale Palette has a single slider going from black to white.

The RGB Palette allows adjustment of Red, Green, & Blue by slider or by selecting numbers.

The CMYK Palette has four sliders allowing adjustments of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, & Black by slider or by typing a number in the percentage box.

The HSB Palette allows choices by Hue, Saturation, and Brightness again by slider or number.

Palette 2 Gray Scale

Palette 2 RGB

Palette 2 CMYK

Palette HSB

Palette 3 has a pull-down menu that reveals three different methods of selecting colors.

The Apple selection is simply 11 colors including black and white.

The Developer palette is primarily black, white, and gray.

The Crayons palette lists colors by crayon shade. 48 colors are listed.

The Web Safe Colors include a spectrum slider. Select any color in the spectrum and a selection of color patches is shown along with the correct HTML color tag.

Color Palette 3 - Apple

Color Palette 3 - Developer

Color Palette 3 - Crayons

Color Palette 3 - Web Safe Colors

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©Lynn Ewing, 2005