Photobook – How to select a different colour as background

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter, maybe you even found some time to do some creative things! Today I thought I would talk about a very simple, yet very powerful way of changing the look of your photobook (or calendar of course).

Did you know you can change the background of every page into any colour you want? Even the front and back cover and the spine can be made in the colour you want!

To change the background of any page:

  1. Click on the page you want to change. You can click anywhere in the spread.
  2. Now, click on the far-right tab in the inspector. The tabs look like this: the 5 tabs in the inspector
    and you want to click this one: tab on the far-right

    The inspector looks like this when you have clicked on it:
    page background options in the inspector

    or like this if you are on the first page with the covers:
    page background options for the cover

    If you are on the first page it will only show the option to change the ‘Right’ page and similarly if you are on the last page it will only show the option to change the ‘Left’ page.

  3. To change the colour of the right page or the left page it doesn’t matter where your cursor is on the actual page. All you need to do is click on the corresponding colour picking box. That opens the colour picker list:
    the colour picker list
  4. Then select a colour from the list: black, blue, brown, cyan, green, magenta, orange, purple, red, yellow or white.


The page has now changed colour and you can change the colour of the other page or continue with creating your photobook.

But what if you don’t like the standard colour options? You have probably seen it already, if you want a different colour than the ones listed you click on ‘Other…’.

That opens another box where you can select from more colour options:

more options to select a colour

And if your colour is still not available or you want to enter a specific RGB code you can click on ‘Define Custom Colors >>’. This gives even more options to select a colour:

select any colour you want

Use your mouse to pick a colour in the rainbow area and use the slider on the right-handside of it to adjust the colour. An example of the colour is shown in the ‘Color / Solid’ area.

Once you are happy with the colour you have selected, click ‘OK’. The page immediately changes colour.

Now you can create a photobook with any background colour you like. Enjoy!

any colour you want background

PS If you used the ‘Define Custom Color’ option and you want to use that colour more often in your photobook or calendar, click on ‘Add to Custom Colors’. That way your colour will be visible in the ‘Custom colors’ section on the left-handside making it easier and faster next time you want to use that colour. You can store up to 16 custom colours that way.

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