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- [George Maestri] Hi I'm George Maestri. Today we're going to take a look at some cool things you can do with the Color Picker. And that is save color swatches. Now, if you're working with designers or logos or anything that needs to have very specific colors, this will help you out. So, let's just go ahead and create a material. So I'm going to right-click and create a material. And I don't need to give it a name, so let's just open it up. And what I'm looking for is not the material but the color, so let's right-click. Under Constants we'll do a Constant Three Vector. Double-click. There we go, that's what we want. We want the Color Picker because we have a really cool feature right here. And this is a color swatch library that we can build on a per project basis. So let's say we had a color that we wanted to create, and that was the color we liked. Well, we can actually left-click and drag that here to save it. So now that color is actually saved. So when I go in and maybe I create another Constant Three Vector, double-click on that, I can just click on that color instead. And it doesn't have to be just this one color. You can create multiple colors. So let's go ahead and create another color. Drag that in. Let's do one more. Let's drag that in. So what you can see is we're actually creating a palette of colors. Now, these can be specified very precisely to match the colors of your logo or something like that. And once you have them you have this menu which allows you to manage them. Now, these are saved into what are called themes. So if I want to I could rename that theme. We could call that logo colors or something like that. And accept that. Now, if I want to I can create multiple themes. So if I go New again, we can create a new theme. Rename that. Let's call that My Theme or something like that. And now once I have that theme selected I can select more colors and drag them into the new theme. And so now I've got these two different themes. So if I want to I can go to my logo colors, double-click on that. Okay, that's what I want. Or let's say I want this color. Now, if we want to we can go even further and we can add names to these colors. So if I want to I can hover over the color, right-click, and we could say this is Main Text Color or something like that. We could have that as Color Three. Whatever, really, you want, you can actually give it a name. And you can see how that actually shows up when you hover over it. So if I, again, right-click over it, give a color a name. Let's call that Color Four. You can see that each one of these now has a descriptive name, so when you go into this you'll know that, hey, this is the logo color, or this is the shadow color, or whatever. Now, these are saved on a per project basis, so as you go through the project, these do follow along. So hopefully this will make your workflow go a lot easier by adding predefined colors to your projects.
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