The Chromatic wheel uses the principle of primary colors in video (Red, Green and Blue) associated to secondary and tertiary colors.
Symbolized by two rings (the inner ring is saturated and the outer ring handles luminosity) surrounding a triangle, the Chromatic wheel will let you find colors in an instinctive way.
Two smaller circles will help you. Click on wherever you want on the rings. The first circle will position on your selection. By holding your click, you will be able to move at will on the ring.
Stroll in the triangle. Click and hold to select the color you want : the second circle will follow your choice.
The triangle represents extremes : one of its tips will give you black, another white, and the last one will tend towards saturation of the chosen color on the ring. Between these positions, you will find all of the shades
A right-click will allow you to choose between the following options :
- Mono is the « by default » option that we just talked about.
- Complement will propose a third circle that represent the complementary color, opposed to the circle on the ring.
- Triad will propose two more circles : from the complementary color, they will be bale to move in a symmetric way all around the ring to the lower half of the ring, representing the tertiary colors approximating the complementary color.
- Analogic will also propose two more circles : from the main color, they can move in a symmetric way all around the ring to the upper half of the ring, representing the tertiary colors approximating the main color.
- Accented analogic will also propose three more circles : the Analogic ones and the Complementary one.