Colors in a design can convey moods, emotions, thoughts, or feelings that can affect viewers on a subconscious level before they consciously absorb the rest of the messaging. Exploring with color is also fun and incredibly innovative. Did you know there are over 16 million color options that you can play with using Adobe Spark? Find the color that best suits the needs of your next design by adjusting the background color in Spark Post.
With Adobe Spark Post, changing the background color easy. In your Adobe Spark Post workspace, you can tap on the background to change the color at any time. There are several ways to choose your new background color, such as filtering through preselected color schemes, using an eyedropper tool to choose a color from somewhere else in the design, or entering in your own custom color. Follow our guide below to change your background color using Adobe Spark Post.
From your Spark Post mobile app, get started with the “+” button and tap “Solid Color” to get started on a design with a plain background. From there, select the correct sizing you need and then you’ll find yourself in the main editing workspace. If you’re using Adobe Spark on your desktop, simply start a new design and click on the background at any time to open up the color menu.
Based on your design, Spark Post will offer suggested colors that complement other colors used on your design. On the mobile app, tap on “Colors” to explore color palettes recommended for your design. These will adjust all the colors of your design, not just the background.
When exploring colors, tap on a specific swatch. You’ll see a sliding scale icon appear on the swatch. Select the color again to open up the custom color selection options. You can use the eyedropper tool to select a color from elsewhere in your design to use as the background color.
Once you select the color swatch on the sliding scale, you’ll also see a gradient box pop up. The bold gradient strip refers to the color, while the bottom allows you to find the perfect shade by tweaking according to saturation and pigment. The hex value will automatically appear just below your chosen hue.
From the same workspace, you can tap on the hex value to enter in a specific color to match your brand or aesthetic. Hex code is a way of identifying colors, like RGB or CMYK values. Hex is used here as it is often associated with HTML or web design. A hex value is a # sign followed by 6 digits to identify a unique color. There are over 16 million possible options. If you discover a color you love, jot down its hex value to use for future designs.
Once you’re ready to debut your creation, you can share your design with the world. Adobe Spark Post saves your work so you can go back and make additional changes if you ever need to. Otherwise, export it to social media, download your file and send it to a printer, or share it via email with all your friends.
Learn to use color to your advantage with Adobe Spark Post. Spark was designed to make sure you can customize your creations to suit your needs. Have fun testing out color palettes or recommended colors, or get right to it using specified brand colors to create something cohesive. Save the colors you like to use again later for consistency and learn about the different colors that best complement your main one to use as accents. You don’t need to be a professional designer to make an impressive design.