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Colour Wheel

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Colour Wheel

Colour Wheel

Adjust the selected custom colour colour using a colour wheel...

The colour wheel is a standard way of setting out the colours which uses hues around the spectrum, then it is joined back from violet to red via magenta which isn't a spectrum colour.

Pure colour

Click to vary pure colour (hue) - Insert, Delete, Ctrl + Shift + Ins. or Del.

Mix with white

Saturation - amount of colour - range 0 for grays to 100 for pure colour

Mix with white

Click to select the mix with white (saturation), Shift + Ins, Del.

Light or dark

How bright the colour is, 0 = black to 100 for maximum brightness...

The maximum brightness possible depends on the colour - yellows, magentas and cyans (blue greens) can be brighter on a computer screen than reds, blues or greens. Yellow is brightest of all.

If you want a brown, a browns is a dark orange normally according to this way of thinking about things.

Light or dark

Click to make darker or lighter (brightness) - Ctrl + Ins., Del.

Colours ...

Vary the colours in Tune Smithy for various items and text colours

Colours ...

Adjust hue value - 0 Red, 200 Green, 400 Blue back to 600 Red


You can use the keyboard shortcuts here too...

Click on the patch first then you can use various combinations of Ctrl or Shift with insert or delete to adjust the colours

Result - SPIN

Adjust saturation in small steps

Result - SPIN

Adjust brightness in small steps

Result - SPIN

Adjust hue in small steps

Result - SPIN

Adjust hue in larger steps

Result - SPIN

Adjust saturation in larger steps

Result - SPIN

Adjust brightness in large steps

Set to pure colour (no white) and maximum brightness

This sets the colour to the pure hue.

Custom Colour to change

Select which custom colour this is in the Colours window

Custom Colour to change - SPIN

change to next or previous custom colour in the Colours window

Pick from screen

Click here to pick a colour from anywhere on the screen...

The screen will apparently freeze when you do this, until click to pick the colour - if you happen to be watching a movie for instance, the movie will apparently freeze. Actually it is still going on underneath, but FTS has made a copy of the entire screen in front for you to select from.

Just click anywhere on the screen, and the colour at that point on the screen will be selected.

It is a bit like the pick colour option you get with some graphics programs, except that it is applied to your entire computer display rather than just a single image within it.

Help = F1

Click for help for this window. Or F1. Other opts: Shift , Alt, Ctrl + click...

F1 or click shows the help for the current window in your web browser.

Some windows may have no help yet in which case the help icon is shown crossed out with a red line.

Shift + F1 or Shift + Click brings up the tool tips extra help window (this window) to show any extra help for a tool tip.

You can tell if a tool tip has extra help if it ends ... like this one.

Ctrl + F1 or Ctrl + click takes you to the list of keyboard shortcuts for Tune Smithy.

Alt + F1 or Alt + click (alternatively Caps lock physically held down + F1 or Click) takes you to the on-line page at the web site about the current main window task - which gives a short introduction to it for newbies to the program. If there is no on-line page specific to a task, takes you to the main tune smithy page on the web site.

Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.

Organise Windows = F2

Reset, or Save settings for this window. RIGHT CLICK for all windows menu...

Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window.

You can also use it to save the settings for just this window, or open previously saved parameters for just this window.

Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts, and related options - some to do with the menu listing, and some to do with window resizing and minimising.

Other Dialog Star

Tip of the day - For All category - right click for neighbouring windows...

Left click for a tip of the day in this category.

Right click to see a menu of neighbouring windows.

The neighbours are the ones you most often move to after this one or within a minute of this one, arranged by popularity.

So as you continue to use FTS, it will learn your habits, and the neighbouring windows listed here, should be the ones you most often visit after this one.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Organise windows (Ctrl + 51)

Project Options (Ctrl + 195)

File Associations (Ctrl + 57)

File Associations - Options (Ctrl + 43)

Tune Extra Formulae... (Ctrl + 203)

Current Project Info (Ctrl + 201)

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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