Welcome to the world of Pigment

Take a break and relax with Pigment, the ultimate coloring book app.

Getting Started

Pigment is a free-to-download app with over 2,400 designs and over 21 brushes and fills. Unlock all the designs, features, and your true coloring potential with the Premium Access subscription.

Upsell Screen

Icon Glossary

Before we dive in, let's review the different icons you will find in Pigment.

Books Icon

Books will take you to the opening screen in Pigment. The Books screen is where to find the newly released books as well as the entire library.

Pages Icon

Pages will open the library where you can browse through the different categories and view the designs within each book.

MyWork Icon

My Work stores all the designs you completed or started.

Favorites Icon

Favorites keeps track of the books you have favorited to easily find them.

Import Icon

Import designs you have created or downloaded.

Search Icon

Search using key words to find coloring book themes.

Info Icon

Info - Find information, tutorials, and how tos.

Library Icon

The Library icon takes you back from the Coloring Screen to the Pages Screen.

Undo Icon

Undo your last brushstroke.

Redo Icon

Redo your last brushstroke.

Color Palette Menu Icon

Color Palette Menu - Choose from pre-made color palettes.

Brush Icon

Brush Menu - Select brushes you wish to use.

Fill Icon

Fill Menu - Select the fill you wish to use.

Eraser Icon

Erase or lighten a colored area.

Settings Icon

Settings - Opens up the Settings panel.

Sample Icon

Color Sampling - Allows you to select a color already used in the design.

My Colors Icon

My Colors - View the colors and color palettes you have created.

Table of Contents

  1. Books Screen
  2. Pages Screen
  3. Favorites Library
  4. Coloring a Design
  5. Sharing and Saving Your Designs
  6. My Work
  7. How to Backup A Design
  8. Import A Design

Books Screen

Books Screen

Pages Screen

Pages Screen

Browse a category that interests you by swiping up to scroll through the books.

When you’ve found a design you’d like to color, tap to open that page.


If you've favorited books, you can find them in your Favorites.

Select the book and then the design you wish to color.

Favorites Screen

Coloring a Design

Learn the different tools, coloring modes, and how to maneuver the artboard.

Coloring Screen

Edit Screen

Color Palette Menu

The color palette menu is where you find colors to help bring your chosen design to life.

Don’t remember which color you used previously? Look in Recent Colors or use the Sample tool by selecting the color in your design you want to use again.

Color Palette Screen

Sampling Shortcut

You can sample a color anytime you need with this shortcut. Long press on your coloring page until the color indicator appears. Once you've decided on the color you want to use tap Done.

Sample Screen

Brush Menu

In the Brush Menu you will find the available Brushes and Fills. Toggle between them using the icons at the bottom.

Brush Screen

Eraser Tool

Nestled between the fills and brushes is the Eraser tool. You are given the same Opacity and Brush Size options to tailor the Eraser to your preference. Tap to erase an entire section. Brush to erase a specific area.

Eraser Tool

Settings Menu

You will find the Settings Menu offers different options depending on what tool is selected. If a Brush or the Eraser is being used it will allow you to change between the three coloring modes (Automatic, Freehand, and Advanced). If a Fill is selected you have the One Finger Drag Gesture options presented (Move Canvas or Fill Areas).

Brush Settings Menu

Coloring Modes

With two coloring modes, you can tailor your coloring experience.


Color any area and Pigment aill automatically keep your coloring within the lines of that area as long as you don’t lift up from the screen.

Automatic Mode


No limitations, just the freedom to color however you want.
Perfect for small areas or filling in large sections of a design.

Freehand Mode


Tap to select an area you want to color and Pigment will keep you inside the lines even if you lift your finger or stylus off from the screen.
It’s the perfect setting if you like to blend colors or use more advanced coloring techniques. Select outside the area to release the borders.

Advanced Mode

Advanced Multi Select

A feature built into the Advanced coloring mode is the ability to select multiple areas to color at once.
To activate this function tap the area you wish to color. Once that area has the dotted lines surrounding it, you can tap additional areas you want to color at the same time. Tap again to deselect an area.
When you’re finished coloring select Done.

Multi Select

Color Wheel

Create your own custom colors and color palettes.

Coloring Wheel Navigation

Color Wheel

New Color Palette

To create your custom color palette select New Palette from the Color Palette panel.
From the panel that appears, you are able to create a color palette with up to 16 colors. Select the + icon to add a color to your palette. This menu also gives you the option to add a color that is sampled from the design.
When you are done assembling your palette select the check mark at the top.

New Color Palette

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After you're finished creating your palette, you can name your palette to easily find it the My Colors menu.

Naming Your Color Palette

My Colors

When you have created your first color palette, the My Colors tab will appear in the Color Palette menu. Here you will find the custom palettes you have created.
From this panel you can create a new palette and Delete, Copy, or Edit an existing palette by tapping the ... icon

My Colors

Maneuvering Your Artwork

A few easy gestures help you to position your design for easier coloring.


To enlarge the design for easier coloring of small areas pinch with your index finger and thumb to zoom in and out.



To rotate your design you’ll use your index finger and thumb. Place your fingers on the screen and turn to rotate the design.



To move the artboard around the screen, use two fingers. You can then move your fingers in the direction you wish to move the design.


Sharing and Saving

Learn how to share and save your designs.


When you’re done with your design, Pigment gives you the options to share your design.

To access this window, select the checkmark icon on the top right.

From the options given you can now share your designs with your friends directly or through social media.


My Work

Learn how to delete designs to free up space, copy designs, and access the backup feature.

My Work

To find all the designs that you’ve started or completed, the My Work screen is where those are stored.

My Work has several other useful features that allow you to Copy, Share, and Delete your designs. To access these options, tap the Select button. A new menu will appear giving you access to those options.

My Work Screen

Backup and Retrieval

Learn how to backup designs and how to open them back up into Pigment.

Backup a Design

Losing your hardwork is never fun. Pigment now includeds iCloud syncing so as long your device has automtatic iCloud syncing activated you'll never lose your work again.

Pigment also offers the ability to backup your coloring files manually.

Pigment creates a .pigment file that is only accessible through Pigment. To backup a design, you will have to select it through the My Work screen. Using the Backup option, select where you would like your design saved. You can use Dropbox, an email, or most other cloud storage options. For this example we will select Dropbox.

Backup a design

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Once Dropbox is selected you will be given the option to rename the file. When you are finished select Save. Now your beautiful design is safely backed up.

Backup with Dropbox

Backup Retrieval Dropbox

To open a design that has been backed up, start by finding the design in Dropbox.

Once the design is selected, tap the More button and select Export.

Retriving a design from Dropbox

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In the menu that appears select Open In.

You'll then be given the option to select Pigment. Once Pigment is selected your design will then open in the coloring screen.

Retriving a design from Dropbox

Backup Retrieval from Email

If you backed up your design using email you will have to go into the email and select Download.

Once the file has completed downloading, tap the project file and a new window will open. Find Copy to Pigment and select it. Pigment will then open the design in the coloring screen.

Retriving a design from your email


Learn to import designs from your device, taken by your camera, or stored in a cloud service.


Pigment allows you to import photos and designs you’ve created or purchased.

Two avenues of importing are offered.

Load Photo

Color images you have stored on your device.

Take a Picture

Use the device's camera to take a picture you wish to color.


Load Photo: Crop & Rotate

When using Load Photo, Pigment will open your device's gallery.

  1. Select the image you wish to color
  2. The Crop & Rotate screen will open. Here you can position the design to your preference. (Zoom in and out the same way as in the coloring screen.)
  3. Select Crop when you're finished.
Cropping an Imported image

Load Photo: Adjust

In the adjust screen you can change the thickness of the line work. There are three settings: Original, Light, and Bold.

You can zoom closer to better see the change in line thickness. For this example we will go with the Original setting.

Select Done when finished and the design will open in the coloring screen.


Take a Picture

Another option for importing is by taking a picture with your device’s camera.

This option is great if you have coloring books you want to color in Pigment.

Taking a picture

Take a Picture: Adjust

After you have taken the picture Pigment will take you through the same process as Load Photo. After you’ve gone through the Crop & Rotate screen you’ll move to the Adjust screen.

The Adjust screen settings affect the image a little differently than they do in Load Photo. Due to the nature of photographs there will be imperfections that the Adjust settings can exaggerate, for example, noise.

In our example we use the Original setting.

Adjusting an image

After the Adjust screen you will be taken to the coloring screen.

Depending on the quality of your image you may be restricted to Freehand Coloring Mode. This is because the image quality wasn’t high enough for Pigment to define the lines and create borders.

Picture in the coloring screen