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Change text color in Premier Elements

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Dec 19, 2017

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I just downloaded a trial version of Premier Elements to see if I'd be able to do what I want before I purchase it.  And, I figured out how to get an arrow using wingding font, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to change the color.  I click on the color palette icon and select a different color, but it won't apply it to the text.  Either I'm doing something wrong or the software has an issue.

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It is not intuitive.  Click the white box between the red line and black box.  Then below that there is a slider that put the general color in the box above it.  In side the upper box is a little round circle that you move toward the color and density you want.  Then press OK.   Be sure the wingding or text is highlighted or selected before you start. 

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Change text color in Premier Elements

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I just downloaded a trial version of Premier Elements to see if I'd be able to do what I want before I purchase it.  And, I figured out how to get an arrow using wingding font, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to change the color.  I click on the color palette icon and select a different color, but it won't apply it to the text.  Either I'm doing something wrong or the software has an issue.

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Correct answer by whsprague | Adobe Community Professional

It is not intuitive.  Click the white box between the red line and black box.  Then below that there is a slider that put the general color in the box above it.  In side the upper box is a little round circle that you move toward the color and density you want.  Then press OK.   Be sure the wingding or text is highlighted or selected before you start. 

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If you are using a Wingding, you're using a font, which mean that it is text.

Are you in the Title Adjustments workspace? Did you use the text selection tool to select the arrow?

If you use a regular font and you type text into your title, can you select it and change its color? The process is exactly the same.

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Thanks for responding.  Yes, I'm using the title adjustments.  When I click on the color properties for the text, I see a box with color in it and to the right of that a red diagonal line, a white box and a black box.  There is also Fill, a drop-down I can't select and Stroke Weight.  I can slide the color selection over to a red hue and click OK, but it doesn't change the color of the text. 

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It is not intuitive.  Click the white box between the red line and black box.  Then below that there is a slider that put the general color in the box above it.  In side the upper box is a little round circle that you move toward the color and density you want.  Then press OK.   Be sure the wingding or text is highlighted or selected before you start. 

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Thx, got it now.  And, you're right, it's not very intuitive. 

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You should pick up a copy of my book! It would feel real intuitive real fast!

In any event, please mark this question as correctly answered.

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Where can I get a copy of your book?

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