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Quick Colourways refers to a window in which one or more designs can be recoloured with limitless colour combinations known as Colourways.

What’s more, the layer transparency, overprint effects, scale, zoom and repeat of designs can also be altered within the Quick Colourways window.

Before any recolouring or manipulation of a design can take place in the Quick Colourways window, the design must be separated into layers. To display the layers of a design in the Quick Colourways window, you must first make them visible in the Layers window.

There is no limit for the presentation of ideas since each Colourway can be treated separately on screen. Multiple designs, Colourways, logos, text and pictures can be arranged on the page where what you see is exactly what will be printed!

  Basic Functions
   
  OPENNING QUICK COLOURWAYS
   
1. Open a design that has been separated.
   
2. Choose Window > Quick Colourways. Colourway 1 should open on screen. If not -
choose Colourways > New.
 
   
 
   
  Whenever the Quick Colourways window is open, an extra menu appears in the menu bar at the top of the screen. The Colourways menu relates only to the Quick Colourways window. Most commands used in the Quick Colourways window are accessed from this menu.
   
  Note: At any time, you can go back to the Design window by double clicking on the Colourway.
Choose Window > Quick Colourways to go back into the Quick Colourways window again.
   
  MOVING THE COLOURWAY ON THE PAGE
   
1. Activate Colourway 1 by clicking on it. When it's active you will see 8 ‘Nodes’ surrounding it.
   
2. Move the cursor over the Colourway. The cursor will change from an arrow to a pointer hand.
   
 
   
3. Click on the Colourway and drag it to its new location in the window.
   
  MOVING THE DESIGN WITHIN THE COLOURWAY
   
1. Move the cursor over the Colourway and hold down the Space bar on the keyboard. The cursor will change from a pointer hand to an open hand.
 
   
 
   
2. Keep the Space bar held down and drag inside the Colourway. The Colourway will move within the frame. The Colourway will remain in the same position, but a different area of the design will be seen.
 
   
  MOVING THE ENTIRE PAGE
   
  The Quick Colourways page may need to be moved around the screen in order to see Colourways which are currently out of sight.
   
  Do one of the following
   
  Hold down the Space bar with the cursor over the white page area of the Quick Colourways window. The cursor will change from an arrow to an open hand. Keep the Space bar held down and drag the page to it's new location
   
 
   
  Note: If you hold down the Space bar and click on the Colourway by mistake, you will move the Colourway within its frame, instead of the page.
   
  Use the scroll bars on the edges of the window to move the page left, right, up or down
   
  CHANGING THE SIZE OF THE PAGE
   
  The page in the Quick Colourways window is designed to simulate a piece of fabric of a particular size. The size of the chosen page is set in the Page Setup window.
   
1. Choose File > Page Setup
   
 
   
2. Select the fabriic width you will be using, than enter the amount of hieght / length of fabric, then click OK. The Quick Colourways page will automatically update to display the chosen fabric size.
 
   
  CHANGING THE VIEWING SCALE OF THEPAGE
   
  The scale that the page is viewed at can be altered. This is useful when printing large designs, or when the document layout needs to be checked before it is printed, because you can view the whole page within the window at a reduced or enlarged scale. Users are able to view the Quick Colourways pages at a minimum 10% zoom level
   
  Do one of the following to Zoom In:
   
  Choose Colourways > Zoom Bigger.
or
Use the zoom short cut keys (Command key and Space bar) and click on the page. Not on your design
   
  Do one of the following to Zoom Out:
   
  Choose Colourways > Zoom Smaller.
or
Use the zoom short cut keys (Option key, Command key and Space bar) and click on the page. Not on your design
   
  Changing the viewing scale of the page will not change the size of the final printout.
   
  When using the short cut keys make sure you click on the page and not on your image, if you did
click on your image your actual image will will change in size and would subsequently be printed at
that changed size.
   
  RESIZING THE COLOURWAY
   
  To change the visible area of the Colourway
   
1. Click on the Colourway. When it's active you will see 8 ‘Nodes’ surrounding it.
   
2. Move the cursor on to one of the 8 Nodes surrounding the Colourway.
The cursor will change to a hair line cross.
 
   
 
   
3. Click and hold on one of the Nodes and drag the box to the new desired size.
   
  TO CHANGE THE SCALE OF THE COLOURWAY
   
1. Click on the Colourway and do one of the following
   
  To zoom in, use the zoom short cut keys (Command key and Space bar) and click on
the Colourway.
 
   
  To zoom out, use the zoom short cut keys (Option key, Command key and Space bar) and click on
the Colourway.
 
   
  Choose View > Zoom or by double clicking on the Magnify tool and enter the required zoom scale in the window that opens.
 
   
 
   
  Note: Each time you click on the Colourway while the zoom short cut keys are held down, its scale will either double or halve. For example, clicking three times while zooming in will zoom the design from 100% to 200% to 400% to 800%.
   
  FIT FRAME TO CONTENT
   
  The command “Fit Frame to Content” allows you to change the frame of a colourway to the same size as its contents.
   
  To Fit a Frame to Content in Quick Colourways:
   
1. Select a colourway object. In the image below, the Colourway object has been changed and a lot of grey area is visible.
 
   
 
   
2. Choose Colourways > Fit Frame to Content. The frame is automatically resized and the colourway origin is moved to the top left corner of the frame.
 
   
 
   
  VIEWING THE LAYERS
   
  When viewing a design in the Quick Colourways window for the first time, every layer will be visible. It may be necessary to make certain layers invisible from time to time, so switching them on and off is very quick and easy.
   
1. Click on the Colourway. The layers will all be visible in the Layers window.
   
2. Click on the dots next to the layer chips which are to be switched off in the Layers window.
   
 
   
  The chosen layer colours will disappear from the palette at the side of the Colourway and from the design area, leaving only the visible layer colours there.
   
  When there are multiple Colourways in the Quick Colourways window, depending on the Colourway that you have clicked on, the list of layers in the Layers window will display the visible layers of that colourway. As soon as you click on another colourway, the list of layers will update to display the visible layers of that Colourway.
   
  If a design has not been separated and there are no spot layers in the file, the image will be displayed automatically when taken into Quick Colourways. If there are spot layers in the file however, these will be shown in preference to the image. The image can also be made visible by selecting it in the Layers window, allowing it to be viewed either instead of, or in addition to the layers.
   
  SHOW ONE LAYER QUICKLY
   
  When you hold down the Option key on the visible indicator of one layer, it switches all the other layers and shows you only the chosen one. This makes it a lot faster to view separations.
   

 

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