How to add a color or texture to the color picker

Can’t figure out how to add or edit a color or texture to the color picker. Help!

Your profile indicates you are using SketchUp Shop. Is that correct? You can edit an In Model material by selecting it in the Materials panel and then clicking on the Edit button to the right of the large thumbnail.

You can add an image as a texture. Click on the file folder icon near the top left, click on Insert. Navigate to and select the image file. Then choose Material and apply it to a face in your model.

Is Helen shingle?



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She will be, wearing a skirt like that :smiley:


Hi DaveR, thanks for your help. I tried and tried and tried all of that and it did not work. I have since restarted my computer…maybe that will help? Am curious tho, with the Sketchup Free, I would not have been able to add or change colors or textures,

Also, how do I get back to Sketchup? Just by going to the page I bookmarked? There is no icon on my desktop, correct?


Yes. that is correct. Your profile says you are using SketchUp Shop. Is that not correct?

Since you are using some web-based version of SketchUp, you would typically open it like you’d open any other web page using a bookmark saved in your browser. You could create a desktop shortcut to open the browser and that page if you want.

Yes, am using Sketchup Shop – just wanted to make sure I upgraded for a reason.

Is there anyway to not use a web-based version?

Thank you.

Sorry, one more question, how do I export a jpg file? I do not see that as an option on the Export menu. Thank you.

Yes. SketchUp 2019 is the current desktop version. There are several different license options. If you go with the subscription, you’ll also continue to have access to SketchUp Shop among other things.

SketchUp 2019 will give you a bunch of things that SketchUp Shop won’t. For example, you can not only add your own texture images to your models but you can save those textures for future use. There’s also the option to use extensions which can help speed up your work and of course you get LayOut and many other features.

As for exporting images from SketchUp Shop, you can export PNG files but not JPGs. PNGs are desirable because they don’t have compression losses like JPGs. If you really want a JPG file, you can open the PNG in an image editor and save out the JPG.

Thank you so much.

You’re quite welcome.

Me again. SO sorry to bother you again, but two more questions.

Can I get Sketchup 2019? If yes, how? Can’t quite figure out the Sketchup website…that’s how I ended up with the web version.

And since I just paid the a subscription, would/could that somehow transfer?


You can go to and select Plans and Professional. Then you’ll see options for Shop, SketchUp Pro subscription, and SketchUp Studio. There’s also an option for a Classic license which gets you SketchUp 2019 Pro without Shop.

You should be able to upgrade but you’ll need to talk to Purchasing. They should be able to set you up with the appropriate license.

BTW, I sent you a PM a little bit ago.

Thank you very much!!!

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