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Tutorial 10: Custom Background Pattern
Creating a Background Pattern Within a Color Palette
A Custom Color Palette stores frequently used colors for use in multiple sequences (messages).
Custom color palettes are used to create background patterns for frames. Make sure there is enough
contrast between the colors in the background frame and the colors in the text. It is important that the
text on the frame is easy to read.
This tutorial explains how to:
1. Edit a color palette.
2. Create a color pattern.
3. Load a new custom color palette.
Upon completion of this tutorial, the custom color pattern will look similar to the example below:
1. Open the Venus 7000 Shell and click Edit. The Sequence Designer opens.
2. Click File > New. Click the drop-down arrow next to File Types and choose Palette Files. Click
the plus sign next to D:\V7000. Click the plus sign next to the available palette folder; click the
Default folder. Type “Patterns” in the File Name text box and click OK.
3. The new sequence appears on the screen with a small black box in it. This sequence represents
the first custom color frame. Click the Zoom In button to make the palette sequence larger.
4. Right-click a color in the color palette; click the Ellipse Draw tool . Click the Fill option.
Draw a circle on the frame.
5. Right-click a different color in the color palette and draw a circle inside the first circle.
Note: The frame is enlarged; therefore, the circle may look more like a series of boxes.
Background Pattern on a Frame