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Edit the background color of an accessible design

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Premium, Business and Enterprise.

Open the Edit Background tool in your accessible design from the top toolbar in the accessible Editor. Click anywhere on the design background or editor space (outside the design canvas page) to bring up the "Edit background" tool and select it from the top toolbar.

A user clicks the 'Edit Background' button on the top toolbar in the upgraded Editor. They click different color circles under the heading 'Project colors', and the color on the background of the design canvas updates to display the color they select.

Change or add Project Colors

Choose a color by selecting a circle underneath the "Project Colors" heading. This area displays colors already present in your design. When you select or click on a color under "Project Colors", the background color of your accessible design will change to match that color.

A user clicks the 'Edit Background' button on the top toolbar in the upgraded Editor. They click different color circles under the heading 'Project colors', and the color on the background of the design canvas updates to display the color they select.

Add a color you want to save under the Project Colors heading. Click or select the color in the color picker, using the "Hue" slider to adjust the color, use the eyedropper, or enter the Hex Code for the color.

A user clicks the 'Edit Background' button on the top toolbar in the upgraded Editor. The user mouses over the Add Color icon, then selects a color from the color picker. The user then moves the slider under the Hue heading to change the color from a shade of red to blue. The user then selects the eyedropper Pick a Color tool and selects a color from the design canvas, changing the background to that color (a shade of yellow). The user clicks the Add Color icon to save the color under the Project Color heading.

Select the color you want, then click "Add Color" (the circle with the "plus" icon) to save it under your Project Colors.

A close-up of the Edit Background tool in the upgraded Editor. The Add Color icon (circle with plus icon) is highlighted by a dark red square.

Remove the background color by selecting "No Color" (the first circle under project colors with a slash through it).

A close-up of the Edit Background tool in the upgraded Editor. The No Color icon (circle with slash through it) is highlighted by a dark red square.

Select a color from anywhere on your device with the eyedropper tool

Select "Pick a color" (eye-dropper icon) to enable the environmental color-picker, which lets you hover over any color on your device's screen and select it.

A user clicks the Pick a Color (eyedropper) tool in the Edit Background menu and selects a color from a small part of an icon on the design canvas, changing the background to that color (a shade of yellow).

Change the color opacity

Use the Opacity slider to control the intensity of the color and how it appears overlaid on a neutral background.

A user clicks and drags the Opacity slider in the Edit Background menu and drags the slider from one end (a dark teal) to the other (the color changes to a very light teal. The color of the background on the design canvas changes to match the color on the Opacity slider.

Select a color using HEX code

If you know the 6-digit HEX code that corresponds to the color you'd like to use, type it into the box above the label "Hex".

A user clicks into the HEX code field (above the Hex label) and types a code: #FFFFFF. The background color changes according to the code (in this instance, it turns white).

When you select a color using the color-picker or eye-dropper tool, the HEX code for that color will appear in the box above the "Hex" label.

 

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