Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video

posts

Real Customer Question: Can any of the colors be slightly altered in the charts?

Real Customer Question: Can any of the colors be slightly altered in the charts?

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when you ask us questions because we want to be sure you know exactly how to create a family tree that's perfect for your family. We figure if one person has a question, other's probably do too so we like to share our fleshed out answers with everyone in the hopes this may help someone in the future. Today's real customer question is:

Q: Can any of the colors be slightly altered in the charts? 

A: Short answer, Yes!

You have ultimate control over each and every color in your family tree chart. We have several tutorials about colors that will give you very specific details, but the gist is that you can easily explore all of the pre-create color palettes available in our family tree maker ("Advanced" tab > "Palette" tab) or change the colors for segment individually to any color in the world. You can also change the line color, text color, and band color!

 how to change your chart colors      how to change text color 

Here's a break down of with what granularity you can change colors.

On a chart-wide basis:

  • Color palette (aka to a new pre-defined color palette)
  • Line color

On a generation-by-generation basis:
(This means that these parameters must be the same within any given generation, but can be different for each different generation. You can update a full generation at once.)

  • Band color
  • Text color

On a cell-by-cell basis:

  • Individual background color

Continue reading

Girly Girl Power: Example of a Family Tree for Marilyn Monroe

Girly Girl Power: Example of a Family Tree for Marilyn Monroe

What a difference a color palette makes! Here are three different takes on a 5 generation family tree chart for Marilyn Monroe--three totally different looks, all decidedly feminine. Liking pink isn't a bad thing, so if you're in the pink camp, embrace it and choose one of these templates that are simultaneously clean, modern and decidedly feminine.

Option 1: Grape Gala Circle Family Tree Template

5 generation family tree chart for Marilyn Monroe

Just like's its name, this chart is a party and is the brightest and boldest choice of the three, with dark purple and coral side by side with pale lavender and grey... we're in love. You'll want to create at least a 5 generation chart if you use this template so you get a chance to see the spunky alternating pattern in the 5th generation.

> Start from the Grape Gala family tree template. >

Option 2: Pink Ombre Circle Family Tree Template

example of family tree for Marilyn Monroe

Floaty and a little bit flirty, the soft rose tones in this ombre chart provide a comfy level of focus and interest to your chart while remaining mellow.

> Start from the Rose Ombre family tree template > 

Note: The shape of this starting template is a fan, so you'll just want to change the shape to a circle (from the Shape tab in the left sidebar) once you've entered our family tree maker app.

Option 3: Rose Quartz Circle Family Tree Template

example of 5 generation pedigree chart for Marilyn Monroe

The different hues of grey lend an air of sophistication to this modern circle chart, while the generations of peachy pink give it a punch of girlish fun.

>Start from this Rose Quartz template >

Note: The shape of this starting template is a fan, so you'll just want to change the shape to a circle (from the Shape tab in the left sidebar) once you've entered our family tree maker app.

The same names, the same shape, the same font, the same number of generations and the same text decal, and yet by changing the color palette each of these charts gains a totally different vibe while staying squarely on the side of girl power--we love it! Ready to start expressing your unique self? Pick a starting template or start experimenting directly in our family tree maker app.

Continue reading