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Changing the "Proportions" of a Color Group

When you double-click on a Color Group folder in the Swatches panel, the Live Color dialog will open, showing a color wheel in the Edit mode. If you click-and-drag on the Base Color (the larger color circle), all of the other colors will move around the color wheel, maintaining their distance from each other as well as their distance from the center of the wheel. Is there a way to change the relative positions of individual colors within this Color Group? Sure! Click the Link button to the lower right of the color wheel and you’ll be able to click on any of the colors within the group and move it around the wheel without any effect on the other colors in the Group. When you’re satisfied with the look of the altered Color Group, click the Link button again to make all the colors move around the wheel as a unit. You can save the Color Group with its new colors by clicking on the Save button (disk icon) above and to the right of the color wheel. To save this arrangement of colors as a New Color Group, click the “Folder” button instead. In this way, you won’t lose your original Color Group.

Tip provided by Jeff Witchel, Certified Adobe® Training Provider.

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