How to Implement a Live Color Preview in a Specific Area for Product Customization on Shopify

How to Implement a Live Color Preview in a Specific Area for Product Customization on Shopify


Every online store owner faces challenges when it comes to showcasing their products in the best possible way. One of the most recurring issues? Giving potential customers a real feel for how a product can be customized, especially in terms of color.

Being able to see a live color preview in specific areas, like a logo on a t-shirt, can be a game-changer for e-commerce stores. Not only does it boost customer engagement, but it also increases the probability of sales, as customers get a real-time feel of what they're about to purchase. This feature is especially critical for stores that offer personalized products - think t-shirts, mugs, phone covers, and even shoes.


Shopify app - Live Product Options
Let's dive into how you can empower your customers to customize the color of specific areas, using the example of a t-shirt logo:

Step 1: Install the App and Complete the Onboarding Process: Begin by downloading the app here and follow the instructions. Think of it as setting up a new profile on your favorite social platform.

Step 2: Select Your Product: On the dashboard, head over to the 'New Product' option symbolized by a Plus icon. You can either select one or more products as per your requirement. After making your selection, search and click 'Select Product'.

Step 3: Introduce Product Customization: You'll spot an option to introduce product variants. Go ahead and hit 'Add Options'.

Step 4: Incorporate the Color Picker: To enable customers to select their desired color for the t-shirt logo, choose 'color picker' under options. Rename it, label, and set an initial value. Delve into the advanced settings if you wish to fine-tune further.

Step 5: Activate Live Preview: Scroll down and activate the 'live preview' option. Choose the 'overlay' type and upload your logo (ensure it's a transparent and pure white PNG, as this color can be easily altered). Link the uploaded logo with the color picker. Adjust the dimensions of the logo's placement.

Step 6: Finalize the Settings: Once satisfied, scroll up, activate the settings, save your changes, and preview the product.

Step 7: Further Customizations: Buttons, widgets, and overall design can be modified to your liking. Dive into design settings or even integrate custom CSS for a unique touch.

Step 8: Support and Additional Features: If you're facing hiccups, the app's support is just a shout away. Additionally, there are numerous documents to guide you. Remember, live color previews are just the tip of the iceberg. The app offers various features, from SVG masking to advanced conditional logic and pricing formulations. Stay tuned for more tutorials.

Why Choose the Shopify App (Live Product Options)?

Live Product Options stands out as a faster, more user-friendly, and dependable app in the Shopify ecosystem. With features tailored to the needs of every Shopify store, you can easily harness tools like product customization, variant selectors, and live product overlays. Not only does it make the user experience seamless, but it also injects life into your products, allowing customers to see changes in real-time.


The online shopping experience has evolved, and as store owners, it's crucial to stay ahead. Offering real-time product customization not only elevates your store's user experience but also boosts conversion rates. Why wait? Give your store the edge with Live Product Options and let your products shine!

About Live Product Options

Use Live Product Options to create a custom personalized shopping experience with unlimited product options and a live preview of the product.

Super easy installation

No theme modifications are required.

The App does not add any liquid to your theme and can be installed and uninstalled without the risk of messing up your theme code.

Personalize products

Personalize your products with custom text inputs and image file uploads. Show a live updating preview of the product image with the customers inputs.

Perfect for print on demand products like canvas, posters, picture framing, monogram or text engraving.

Unlimited Product Options

Extend the 100 variant limit by adding unlimited custom product options:

  • text (single / multi line)
  • select dropdown
  • radio / checkbox
  • swatches (button / images / colors)
  • color picker
  • file upload (with Ajax support)
  • HTML

Conditional Logic

Show product options with conditional logic based what the customer has selected.

Live preview

Show a live preview of the product options that updates in real time when the customer changes an option.

Live preview can consist of multiple layers to build a preview image:

  • overlay (image with transparent parts)
  • mask (crop preview with a provided mask or shape e.g. circle)
  • text
  • upload

In-App Editor

Create custom product configurations with the simple to use visual editor inside the app. Configure specific areas for customers to add text or image uploads.

Order Archive & Export

The app archives each order with all the products and their custom options. Export a ZIP file with all the file uploads and CSV containing the options and custom text inputs.

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