A & B Colors

This new option is obivously not a palette in itself, but it will allow you to have none of the Color panel options displayed but the A & B colors. This option will save you some room in the left Drawer.

TVPaint Animation's default configuration is a pure Black (0 - 0 - 0) for the A color and a pure Blue (0 - 0 - 255) for the B color.

You can switch these two colors by using the small button between the two colors or with the [N] shortcut.

You will notice two pickers from either side of the A & B colors. When you click on the A picker (on tthe left of the A color), the mouse cursor (or stylus) becomes an arrow with an interrogation point on top of it. Move it over a color on your drawing, click, the color is now your main A color.

You can also obtain this picker by clicking on the A color or with the [;] shortcut.

You can then point wherever you like on your drawing, choose another color, click and the A color will instantly be changed in this color.

The B picker (on the right of the B color), works the same way. Its shortcut is to be manually set in the shortcut list (see lesson 1).

Interesting tip : you can also pick any color in TVPaint Animation's interface itself.

It is possible to shade the A or B colors by left clicking on the latter in the main panel or the color picker and then keeping the [Ctrl] button pressed when moving the mouse to another color on the screen.

Color History

When you draw with TVPaint Animation, the history of colors you have used is accessible with a left click on the button.

It is therefore very easy to re-use a color that you have recently used. To delete all the colors, simply click on the Skull button.