VideoScribe Help

Change the Colour of images

Last updated: 11 March 2019


It is now possible to change the colour of some of the images in the VideoScribe image library. This article will show you how to find the images that you can change the colour of and how to change their colour.


You will need VideoScribe version 3.3 (or later) to use the colour change feature. See Upgrade to the latest version of VideoScribe for instructions on how to upgrade.

There are 2 types of images in VideoScribe that you can change the colours of. Some are highlight images (A) and you can change the colour of the highlight. Some are full colour (B) and you can change up to four in those images.

To identify if you can change the colour of an image, look for the colour change symbol on the image thumbnail in the library (C).

To change the colour of an image, open the image properties by either double clicking the image timeline thumbnail, or by double clicking the image on the canvas, or by clicking the properties icon on the image thumbnail (D).

Highlight images

Highlight images are images with a black outline and a blue coloured highlight. When you open the properties of a highlight image that you can change the colour of, you will see a single colour change square (E) that you can click to bring up the colour palette and change the colour of the highlight.

With the colour palette open, you can choose one of the colours from the grid (F) or you can enter a hexadecimal colour code (G)

The original 'default' colour will always be available to return to under the palette (H). 

When you have chosen your colour click the tick (I) to confirm and return to the image properties.

The colour square will update with the new colour (J) and you can see the effects of the change in the image preview window (K). When you are happy, click the tick (L) to return to the canvas.

Colour images

Colour images are images with a black outline with colour inside. When you open the properties of a colour image that you can change the colour of, you will see one, two, three or four colour change squares (M). Hovering over the square will tell you which colour layer can be changed (Skin, Hair, Primary, Secondary). 

Click on a colour square to bring up the colour palette and change the colour. 

The number of colours that can be changed will depend on the number of colours in the image. You will not necessarily be able to change all the colours.

When clicking on a primary, secondary or hair colour change square, the colour palette will open. You can choose one of the colours from the grid (N) or you can enter a hexadecimal colour code (O)

The original 'default' colour will always be available to return to under the palette (P). 

When you have chosen your colour click the tick (Q) to confirm and return to the image properties.

Opening the colour palette for skin tone, you will see a palette like this (R). You can switch between the skin tone colours (S) and the standard colours (T) by clicking on the tabs.

The colour square will update with the new colour (U) and you can see the effects of the change in the image preview window (V).

Repeat this if you would like to change any other colours in the image.

When you are happy, click the tick (W) to return to the canvas.

Tips and tricks

  • There are four areas of an image that can potentially be changed: Hair colour, Skin colour, Primary Colour and Secondary Colour. 
  • Hair and skin colour changes will only be available for images of people, they may also have primary and secondary colours for items of clothing.
  • Where an image contains more than one person the skin and hair tone will only be changeable on one person in the image.
  • Where the person is a real-life representation of someone you will not be able to update the hair and skin tone. For example those in the famous people folder.
  • Want to go back to the original colour? No problem, that will always be displayed as an option under the palette when you load that screen.
  • Colours of naturally occurring things like the sky, grass, etc will not be changeable in VideoScribe.

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