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How to Create and Save Custom Color Palettes in Silhouette Studio (V4.3)

You’ll be able to create and save custom color palettes when Silhouette Studio V4.3 is released later this year.

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The new option in the Fill Color and Line Color tool allows users to save their own color palette as well as custom colors.

The best way to understand the practical use of the Custom Color palette - which will be available even in the free version of Silhouette Studio - is by showing you an example of how it can come in really handy.

For this Silhouette Studio V4.3 tutorial, I’m going to use the So Fontsy logo and theme colors to create a color template. I have the logo saved in my library but every time I need to match those colors, I have to open the logo up in a work area and use the color picker to fill other shapes.

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By creating a custom color palette one time I will have direct and easy access to the theme colors from the Fill Color and Line Color panels.

You want to start with a design that’s filled with color in your work area. Make sure the design is ungrouped so you can access the different colored areas.

From the Design area open the Fill Color panel.


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Under the color swatches, you’ll see a little “+” sign. To create a new Custom Color palette, click the +.

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In the pop up window, name the color palette.

Once named, you should get a little paint palette icon next to the + sign. Select a shape in the work area that’s filled with the color you want to add to the pallet. Click the + and a little color swatch block will be added to your custom palette.

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Repeat with the next color until all of your color swatches are added.

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Every time you open the Fill Color or Line Color panels from the right sidebar - or from the Quick Access Tool Bar - your custom palette will be accessible and you can use these custom colors to fill designs!

The custom color pallets will be saved when you close Silhouette Studio and re-open.


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You can hover over the paint pallet icon next to any color pallet to see the name. To delete a color pallet, right click the paint pallet next to it and select Delete.

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You can create as many custom color pallets as you wish.

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  1. This sounds really great. Even greater would be if Silhouette would partner with, let's say Siser, and make color palates for the different colors of vinyl.

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