This user guide covers the picture options on the Format Shape/Format Picture window. (See this user guide for ways to access the formatting window.)

Picture formatting options in Articulate Storyline 360

The following picture options are available for images, screenshots, and characters. They're also available for shapes, captions, and text boxes that are filled with pictures or textures.


Use the Preset selector to alter the color of a picture. The color choices come from your theme colors.

Use the Brightness, Contrast, and Transparency sliders to adjust these attributes, or enter a specific value in the corresponding fields. (Transparency is only available for pictures, screenshots, and characters.)


Blend options give you even more control over the color qualities of an image. To apply a color blend, choose the color you want to use, then choose a blend mode.

  • Color: Do any of the following to select a color:
    • Click the color you want in the spectrum area. Drag the hue slider to change the dominant color of the spectrum.
    • Use the eyedropper tool to match the color of anything visible on your screen. Just click the eyedropper, then click any color on your screen.
    • Create a custom color by entering the color value in Hex. Click Hex to use Red/Green/Blue (RGB) or Hue/Saturation/Light (HSL) values.
    • Choose from three palette types: theme colors, project colors, or custom palettes, which include the standard colors palette by default, then select a square color swatch below it.
  • Mode: Choose how the color affects your image.

You may need to experiment with different combinations of colors and modes until you find the look you want. For example, here's an image in its untouched form and with a standard green color applied in various color modes.

Picture color blends in Articulate Storyline 360

Reset Picture

If you change your mind about the customizations you made or just want to start over, click Reset picture to return the image to its original settings.

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