How to Save Your Colors

HOW TO SAVE YOUR COLORS
• DESIGN TOOL TUTORIAL

One useful—but sometimes overlooked—features in the online design tool is the Custom Color section.  Colors may be entered using the built-in color palettes, or in one of four color formats.

Watch the How to Save Your Colors tutorial video on the eSigns.com Vimeo channel or by clicking the video below.

These color formats are—in order from top-to-bottom of the Color Tool:

  1. HSB:  Hue, Saturation, Brightness — The first value is entered in Degrees (°), from 0º-360°; the second and third values are entered as percentages, from 0%-100%.
  2. RGB:  Red, Green, Blue — These values are entered as numbers, from 0-255.
  3. CMYK:  Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — These values are entered as percentages, from 0-100%.
  4. #:  Hexadecimal — Similar to RGB, each color is entered as a pair of hexadecimal values, ranging from 00-FF.

RGB colors are the preferred eSigns.com format.  This will give you the closest match between what you see on your computer screen, and your printed sign. 

As an example, the list below gives the HSB, RGB, CMYK, and Hexadecimal (#) values for Dark Blue:

  1. HSB = 240°, 100%, 55%
  2. RGB = 0, 0, 139
  3. CMYK = 100%, 100%, 0%, 46%
  4. # = 00008B

When discussing colors with Customer Service, the best results will be obtained using one of the color-code formats, rather than color names.  It is possible for several different shades of a color to be known under the same name.  As an example, each of the five colors shown in the image below is called "Goldenrod."

Watch the How to Save Your Colors tutorial video on the eSigns.com Vimeo channel or by clicking the video below.

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