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Peter

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Colours and Palettes
« on: April 19, 2011, 12:03:49 PM »
Don't know if any of you will find this helpful but I often use this website for ideas on colours and palettes.  It does take a bit of wading through but some of the palettes are super! Anyway....share and enjoy!

http://www.colourlovers.com/

(hope the link works!)

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 01:08:44 PM »
I'd forgotten about that site, haven't been there in ages so thanks for reminding me Peter. I used to have a lot of fun creating palettes and colours. I love the word game ideas where you make a palette with colours that are named in a theme, say for example every colour name has the word Summer in it somewhere - making those look nice can be tricky.

Here's a few of my palettes!

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 01:29:58 PM »
Ooh, you could get lost for hours in that site couldn't you. I dare not let myself get started!

Anna - love your palettes, the 1st and 3rd ones especially sing to me.

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 01:36:49 PM »
Ooh, you could get lost for hours in that site couldn't you. I dare not let myself get started!

Anna - love your palettes, the 1st and 3rd ones especially sing to me.

Emma

That'll be the greens and purples then! ;) The first one actually comes from song lyrics - the names of the colours in order is the start of Breņa by A Perfect Circle. It took a while to do because for each name there were multiple colours so I had to work out which ones worked best together. The third is much more mundane, I sampled the colours from a photo of some turnips and peas I harvested from my garden!

Yeah, I had far too much time on my hands.... ;)

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 02:00:45 PM »
What a great site, I like the first palette Anna

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 10:54:04 AM »
I'll have to try out that site.
I've been using http://kuler.adobe.com/# and making colour palettes based on photos from my computer.  the only nuisance is I can't find a way to save the palettes onto my computer or print them out. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 02:32:06 AM »
I LOVE Kuler!  You can save the swatches to use with Adobe Photoshop. If you're logged into Kuler you can download the file as a swatch file, you then put it into your Swatches folder in Program Files/Adobe/PhotoshopCS5/Swatches and then when you load Photoshop up you have the colours there in your Swatches palette.

Failing that, use an image grabbing programme, something like Snagit or the snipping tool that comes as part of Windows 7 and snip the palette and save as a .jpg

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Re: Colours and Palettes
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 10:50:03 AM »
Fantastic these are very helpfulx
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