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Beautiful Black Charts: How To Modify Three Family Tree Templates For The Ultimate Chart

Beautiful Black Charts: How To Modify Three Family Tree Templates For The Ultimate Chart

We've talked before about how gorgeous a little black chart can be, so we thought it only fitting today to showcase three charts that are riveting in black: a black circle chart, a black fan pedigree chart and a black bedazzled bug family tree template for kids! There's something about black and white that's just... classy and classic. And they're by far the most often used templates on our store, so we know you'll love them.

First off, the black fan chart. To make this variation, we started with the Clean Blackboard fan chart template and then performed just a few minor alterations.

black fan chart

Alteration #1: We hid the center circle (a.k.a. changed its background color to white via clicking on the center circle of the actual chart and then Advanced > Color>Background Color>Chose White)

Alteration #2: Added a text decal. For more specifics on how to do that, view our text decal tutorial here.

Next up... the black circle chart. This one started as our Clean Blackboard circle family tree template.

black circle template

Alteration #1: Modified the shape from a horizontal to a vertical circle (thus unhiding the first generation!) For a tutorial on how to change the shape, go here.

Last, but certainly not least is this adorable black bug chart. This one we started from our Lady Bug family tree template for kids and then went to town!

black bug family tree chart

Alteration #1: We changed the palette to black. There's a full tutorial on how to change colors here that you may want to reference, but the gist of it is once you're in the editor choose Advanced > Palette > Click the black swatch under the Solid Color heading > Click the thumbnail preview of the bug chart in black.

Alteration #2: We added color bands to the outside of each generation. To do this click on the individual cell you'd like to alter, then choose Advanced > Color > Click the color swatch under the heading Band Color > Choose what color you'd like your band to be. Then repeat for each individual cell. Once you've chosen a color once it will show up as a color swatch in your color picker to make it easier for you.

Alteration #3: We modified the line color to be a gorgeous purple tone. Again, you can reference this tutorial on color changes, but basically, you'll just want to stay in that same Color panel you've been working in and use the color picker under the heading Line Color to update it.

Alteration #4: We modified some of the text colors to give it a little extra pop. To do this, stay on that same Advanced > Color panel and just choose a color using the color picker under the Text Color heading. Again, this is cell by cell. To move to a new cell, just click on it in the chart.

Now you can make each and every one of these gorgeous black charts for yourself. If you're thinking about it, you should do it TODAY and take full advantage of our Black Friday Deal : 30% off your full order with code BLACKFRIDAY!

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