img_c3s1-6.png If the color picking box is not opened or you have closed it accidently, you can open it by clicking on the Color & Texture button located on the effects bar that is situated on the right side of the screen.

Once you did that the Color & Texture window will open.

In this window as its title suggests you can define and change the colors and textures of different objects you create. img_c3s1-7.png

The window above shows the following:

1. Primary color used. This is the default color that will be used for all new shapes that you draw. As long as you don’t pick a different color from the pallet to the right all objects will be drawn in that color, in this example being Red.

2. Secondary color. This is the secondary color used, meaning it is a handy tool for fast switching between two colors that are often used. Also when you will use blending textures, the secondary color will be the one that the primary color blends into.

3. Texture selection. Here you can select a texture for your object.

4. Texture properties. Here you can adjust different settings that will affect the look of the texture on the object.

Now that we covered the basic elements of the Color & Texture window we return to our project.

We will start by making our rectangle Blue and our circle Black.

First select the circle. You do that simply by clicking on it, and you will notice it is now selected by having a perimeter rectangle around it.

img_c3s1-8.png Tip: if you are still stuck with the circle tool, you can simply click on the selection tool button located on the Tools bar to the left.

Once your rectangle is Blue, again select the circle and from the pallet choose the color Black. If everything went ok, your image should now look like this: img_c3s1-9.png

Great, in this chapter you learned how to draw shapes, selecting them on the canvas and changing their colors. We also covered some other elements like the texture option which I encourage you to experiment with. You can do that simply by selecting an object, and then selecting a texture from the textures lists. Once you have done that you can play around with the different settings and see what happens.

Continue to part 7: Texts, Packages and Layers ->