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Android Tablet User Guide

Getting Started

 

Pigment is a free to download app with over 5,000 designs and over 25 brushes and fills. Unlock all the designs, features, and your true coloring potential with the Premium Access subscription.

 
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Books Screen

In the Books Screen you will be presented with the New Books category. You will also find a selection of pages to get started coloring quickly.

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Pages Screen

To search through a category that interests you, swipe up to scroll through the books.

When you’ve found a design you’d like to color select it and the coloring page will open.

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Favorites Screen

If you've favorited books, you can find them in your Favorites Library.

Select the book that interests you, and the coloring page thumbnails will appear for you to choose which design in that book you wish to color.

Coloring A Design

Learn the different tools and coloring modes and how to maneuver the art board.

Coloring Screen

 
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Color Palette Menu

The color palette menu is where you find the colors to help bring your chosen design to life.

Don’t remember which color you used previously? Look in Recent Colors or use the Sample tool by selecting the color in your design you want to use again.

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Sampling Tool

To use the Sample tool, tap on the color you wish to select. A sample bubble should appear showing the chosen color. Once you've decided on the color you want to use tap Done.

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Brush Menu

In the Brush Menu you will find the available Brushes and Fills. Toggle between them using the drop downs.

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Eraser Tool

Nestled between the Fills and Brushes is the Eraser tool. You are given the same Opacity and Brush Size options to tailor the Eraser to your preference.


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Settings Menu

In the Settings Menu you will find the different Color Modes, but we'll review those in the next section.

Coloring Modes

With two coloring modes you can tailor your coloring experience.

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Automatic

Color any area and Pigment with automatically keep your coloring within the lines of that area as long as you don’t lift up from the screen.

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Freehand

No limitations, just the freedom to color however you want.

Perfect for small areas or filling in large sections of a design.


Maneuvering Your Artwork

A few easy gestures help you to position your design for easier coloring.

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Zoom

To enlarge the design for easier coloring of small areas you’ll use your index finger and thumb to zoom in and out.

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Rotate

To rotate your design you’ll use your index finger and thumb. Place your fingers on the screen and turn to rotate the design.

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Panning

To move the art board around the screen, use two fingers. You can then move your fingers in the direction you wish to move the design.

Sharing And Saving

Learn how to share and save your designs.

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Sharing

When you’re done with your design, Pigment gives you the options to share your design.

To access this window, select the checkmark icon on the top right.

From the options given you can now share your designs with your friends directly or through social media.

My Work

Learn how to delete designs to free up space, copy designs, and access the backup feature.

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My Work

To find all the designs that you’ve started or completed, the My Work screen is where those are stored.

My Work has several other useful features that allow you to Copy, Share, and Delete your designs. To access these options, tap and hold the design you wish to use. A new menu will appear giving you access to those options.


Backup and Retrieval

Learn how to backup designs and how to open them back up into Pigment.

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Backup a Design

A great feature Pigment offers is the ability to backup your coloring files.

Pigment creates a .pigment file that is only accessible through Pigment. To backup a design, you will have to select it through the My Work screen. Using the Backup option, select where you would like your design saved. You can use Google Drive, an email, or most other cloud storage options. For this example we will select Google Drive.

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Backup Continued

Once Google Drive is selected you will be given the option to rename the file. When you are finished select Save. Now your beautiful design is safely backed up.

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Backup Retrieval Google Drive

To open a design that has been backed up, start by finding the design in your Google Drive.

Once the design is selected, tap the More button and select Export.
You'll be given the option to select Pigment. Once Pigment is selected your design will then open in the coloring screen.

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Backup Retrieval from Email

If you backed up your design using email you will have to go into the email and select Download.

Once the file has completed downloading, swipe down to reveal the notification. Select the download, then select Pigment to open the file.

Import

Learn to import designs from your device, taken by your camera, or stored in a cloud service.

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Importing

Pigment allows you to import photos and designs you’ve created or purchased.

Two avenues of importing are offered.

Load Photo

Color images you have stored on your device.

Take a Picture

Use the device's camera to take a picture you wish to color.


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Load Photo: Crop & Rotate

When using Load Photo, Pigment will open your device's gallery.

1. Select the image you wish to color

2. The Crop & Rotate screen will open. Here you can position the design to your preference. (Zoom in and out the same way as in the coloring screen.)

3. Select Crop when you're finished.

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Load Photo: Adjust

In the adjust screen you can change the thickness of the line work. There are three settings: Original, Light, and Bold.

You can zoom closer to better see the change in line thickness. For this example we will go with the Original setting.

Select Done when finished and the design will open in the coloring screen.

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Take A Picture

Another option for importing is by taking a picture with your device’s camera.

This option is great if you have coloring books you want to color in Pigment.