How to Use a Color Picker to Perfectly Match Colors
A color picker is a feature of virtually all software or online image and text editing tools. It allows you to choose the colors of visual elements like text or shapes in a document or graphic.
Nowadays, the color pickers in most image and video editing software include a feature that will identify a color in an image based on its RGB or hexadecimal (HEX) values.When you are using a color picker, you can click a space that contains a color in question and the color picker will display it. After identifying the color, you can apply it to shapes, text, or other elements on the canvas.
This allows you to perfectly match brand guidelines or maintain a consistent theme.The color matching feature in most color pickers is indicated by an eyedropper icon. In the three steps that follow, I demonstrate how to use the color picker in Snagit to match an exact color found in an image.
HTML color codes are hexadecimal triplets representing the colors red, green, and blue (#RRGGBB). For example, in the color red, the color code is #FF0000, which is '255' red, '0' green, and '0' blue. These color codes can change the color of the background, text, and tables on a web page.
HTML Color Codes Theory
So you are wondering "Does this weird combination of letters and numbers have any meaning?" Well the answer is "Yes" and this is how it goes:)
HTML Codes format:
Each HTML code contains symbol "#" and 6 letters or numbers. These numbers are in hexadecimal numeral system. For example "FF" in hexadecimal represents number 255 in Decimal.
HTML Color Coding Methods
There are following three different methods to set colors in your web page
Color names − You can specify color names directly like green, blue or red.
Hex codes − A six-digit code representing the amount of red, green, and blue that makes up the color.
Color decimal or percentage values − This value is specified using the rgb( ) property.
Meaning of symbols:
The first two symbols in HTML color code represents the intensity of red color. 00 is the least and FF is the most intense. The third and fourth represents intensity of green and fifth and sixth represents the intensity of blue. So with combining the intensity of red, green and blue we can mix almost any color that our heart desire;)
#FF0000 - With this HTML code we tell browser to show maximum of red and no green and no blue. The result is of course pure red color.
#00FF00 - This HTML code shows just green and no red and blue.
#0000FF - This HTML code shows just blue and no red and green.
#FFFF00 - Combination of red and green color gives us yellow.
#CCEEFF - Take some red a bit more of green and maximum of blue to get color of sky etc.