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Color & Texture Pane

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This is the pane where you select your brush color, optional texture and set paint options.


On the Top there is a Color Palette.

By clicking with the Left mouse button anywhere in the palette you select the main (foreground) color.

Clicking with the Right mouse button will select the optional (Background) color. Such color is used for F-B option or for Paint Bucket.

The palette is for fast approximate selection of color, you can of course select an exact color by using it's numerical value.



Click on the Top (Foreground) color wheel.

A standard color selection dialog will appear.


You can select different palettes with the small arrow on the right side of the palette, for example if you are working on a black and white image you can use a more precise Black & White swatch.




This is the default palette

Click on the down arrow a few times  until you get the desired palette

This swatch is great if you intend to paint in grayscale


With Photo-Brush you can paint not only with color, but also with a mixture of color and texture. With various settings this can give you endless possibilities. Photo-Brush has a list of predefined textures, you can also add your own permanent or Custom texture.




No texture - only color will apply.

We can select any texture.

By adjusting the Texture Mixer, you can create different mixtures of color and texture.




There are around 140 quality seamless textures already included in this version, and you can add as many of your own as you want. You can download them from the Internet or even create them from a part of your image.


There are various options for you to adjust how the texture and color will interact.


The Screen Option discards the color information from the texture and uses the Foreground color on the texture instead. With the texture Slider you can then regulate how much of the solid color and texture will be mixed together.



This is an additional option for the Screen function. While screen uses the Foreground color to White, the F-B option uses Foreground to Background color range for the texture. On the example below we used Red as a foreground and Blue as a background.


The Screen and F-B can completly change the colors in the texture - making the new mixture a new original texture.


With the Aligned option checked, the texture will always be applied in the same position - if you paint over the stroke again, the texture will remain as before.

If you uncheck the aligned option, the texture origin will be applied in random order - if you paint over the same stroke, the texture will change, since the origin has changed.


This brings a very interesting random effect to the texture. If you feel that the texture is repeating a pattern, you can break it with non aligned strokes.


Clone is an additional and very exciting way to change the color of the brush. While the normal brush color doesn't change during a given stroke, with clone the brush can get a different color in each step - from a texture or from the original image. To learn more about cloning, read the Clone full description.

Texture and Color Pick

Color Pick

Sometimes you just want to pick a color from an image, instead of selecting it from palette.




Click on the Pick Button

From the menu that appears, select Color Pick

Now click anywhere on the image with the eye dropper cursor to pick up the color you want.

Texture Pick

The Color pick is a pretty common feature, however, Photo-Brush goes far beyond simple color selection with its' unique Texture Pick.

Read the full description in the Texture Pick page.