This tutorial discusses how to add and apply color schemes to a tree. Being able to save and re-apply color schemes is useful for data exploration.
Color the tree based on some metadata using the colorby menu in either the branch or label panel. To save a scheme, select the “Save new scheme...” option from the drowdown menu located at the top of the ColorKey toolbar.
Once you have changed the current colors or even colored by a different category, you can return to a previous color scheme using the color scheme dropdown menu.
IMPORTANT Since some trees have tips that are OTU ids and other trees have tips that are Sample IDs, you have to have the correct table selected in the mainframe when loading a scheme.
You can load saved color schemes for both branches and labels, whichever tab is selected in the ColorKey toolbar will load the colors of the selected scheme.