Tip #601: FCP X: Color Wheel Secret Tip

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #601: FCP X: Color Wheel Secret

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Lock the hue while varying the saturation.

Press and hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain the hue.

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Here’s a secret tip when working with the macOS Colors window to choose a color.

Drag the small puck in the color wheel to choose a color, then press the Shift key.

This constrains the movement of the puck so that it moves in a straight line between its current position and the center.

This allows you to lock the hue while changing the saturation.

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2 replies
  1. Steven
    Steven says:

    This is a subtle “Duh!” tip. Holding shift is a standard means to constrain cursor movement in graphics programs. Just never though of trying it in this scenario.

    Great tip Larry,


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