Color Explorer • Free tools for working with digital colors 45+ Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette - TrendLeaks Color is one of the most decisive elements in any kind of design and the color palette used have a huge effect on the mood of the viewers. Experienced designers know exactly what colors to use for waking up certain emotions and feelings in people. One of the initial steps when designing websites and creating graphic designs is to choose the right color palette. This will work as the foundation for coloring any design element during the work, which is why, creating a cool color up front palette may be a bit challenging. One of the popular ways to get started is to look for color inspiration e.g. in stripe patterns and colorful websites or simply use a color tool. Finding the right tool to help you choose the right color palette is however not that easy. Luckily, there are many different tools for choosing the right color palette. Colorotate – MORE INFO Fast and intuitive color editing for the Apple iPad. Kuler – MORE INFO Color Scheme Design – MORE INFO Colour Lovers – MORE INFO
Gallery | Website-ready color schemes for ColorSchemer Browse Schemes Sort: Date|Rating|Downloads Showing schemes 1-10 of 6,152 2,777 Downloads+aqua By: ibrahimefouad 0 Comments 2,219 Downloads+Arad-khaki By: waiting313 17 Comments Arad Khaki Related: Arad ejama khaki gold darkkhaki 1,987 Downloads+Triads2 12 Comments Triads Colors nexcource darmanyar poopak 1,970 Downloads+pvnk By: eepukettula 26 Comments 2,165 Downloads+birthday By: roppongi 52 Comments 3,206 Downloads+Flat UI Colors By: Love Bdsobuj 24 Comments Flat UI Colors Schemes... flat ui color schemes 3,062 Downloads+bootstrap-color-schemes 155 Comments Most usages bootstrap colors... bootstrap 1,969 Downloads+Sunset Wedding 2 By: twinklevango 37 Comments A beach wedding sunset. 1,793 Downloads+Sunset Wedding 72 Comments Some random colors I like. 2,589 Downloads+google-material-color By: ngkhanhlinh 24 Comments 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | Next » mySchemes Account Login or create an account to upload and manage your color schemes!
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PSG Art tutorial Foreword I believe there is logic behind why a picture works or not. I also believe that humans are meat machines, and that one day computers will be able to emulate humans and what we do. Note that I have just empirically deduced the theories I present here, and that I'm a highly fallible meat machine. Many rules also play against each other and may cancel each other out, or become invalidated because of a stylistic approach . The far most useful critique I can give developing artist is: Practice. Updates 2012 May02: Clarified stuff in the Terminology section. Table of contents Licence This tutorial is, in its current form, free to translate and 'mirror' in that form. Because I may be updating it and new versions are generally better, I'd rather not have it mirrored too much. I guess this licence comes pretty close: If you have translated it, or have seen a transated version, please let me know so I can link it here. Terminology (Upd. 2012) I'll try to stay away from complicated words. Hues
The Secrets Of Grunge Design - Smashing Magazine Shiny and glossy design elements are now officially outdated. Just like retro is becoming trendy again, grungy look appears to rapidly gain on popularity. And there is a damn good reason behind it. In our everyday environment we’re unlikely to find ideal geometric forms or pretty shadow effects as they are manifested by glorious Web 2.0-designs. Therefore designers often tend to explore the less ideal and more realistic design solutions which reflect the world we’re living in more accurately and precisely. In such grunge designs dirty stains, torn images, “broken” icons and creased pieces of paper are as popular as hand-drawn elements1 and dirty textures. Grunge Style ≠ Dirty Look Link Few weeks ago we’ve already provided you with grungy fonts, textures, icons and brushes2. In fact, grungy layouts don’t necessarily consist only of grungy design elements. 4Although the design has a number of irregular elements such hand-drawn doodles and dirty background image, it doesn’t feel dirty. nYq
The Close Relationship Between Gestalt Principles and Design Inspiration and creativity always follow recognizable patterns which come from culture and social trends to be effective. To works well design has to consider not just the single element but how the totality is perceived. That’s how we can define the Gestalt Theory, a matter of perception. Visual elements are characterized form deep relationship which any good designer has to know and understand. We are going to see what is the Gestalt School is, which are its rules, what those said and why they are so important for designers. The Importance of the Psychology Approach Psychology is an important aspect of the design work because design is all about emotion and perception from the target. Gestalt Principles can really help in focusing attention and organizing contents in an effective way. They are not merely a mathematic scheme to follow but a way to reorganize contents to transform familiar object arranging them in unfamiliar views. What is the Gestalt Theory Perception Proximity Similarity
itchy animation - quirky illustration and characters by Richard Yot LIGHT - a detailed tutorial Throughout this article I will be using a diagram of a white ball on white card to demonstrate how light behaves in different everyday situations: Here it illustrates a sunny afternoon. The main source of light is the sun, whilst the blue sky supplies a second source of light with very different characteristics. Some light is also bouncing between the white base and the ball and supplies a third source of light. The brightest light is coming from the sun and is white light emanating from a small source, which causes it to cast sharp edged shadows. The light coming from the blue sky has a very strong colour cast which affects everything in this scene. Finally the light that is reflected between the card and the ball is also predominantly blue (even though the card and ball are white) since it is blue skylight that is being reflected by the white objects. Why is the terminator the darkest area on the ball? Why is the light from the sky blue? Light bounces High key
Build Site Color Schemes from Photography | Build Internet! One of the reoccurring responses we received from our reader survey earlier this month involved our color scheme inspiration posts. Overall, readers seemed to like the palettes, but wanted a demonstration of how to put them into action. Today we’re going to do just that. By the end of this post we’ll have a website color scheme planned out, along with a wireframe demonstration. Pick a Base Photo Flickr is the only site you’ll ever need for inspiration photos. With so many photos available, you’ll need to spend some time figuring out the subject matter. Let’s put this into practice with a quick search on Flickr. Sample a Color Scheme Most photos have more than a few colors. Colourlovers has created a great tool called PhotoCOPA. Don’t Be Afraid to Expand Just because a color doesn’t directly appear in a photograph, doesn’t mean that it can’t be used. Using the Halloween photo above, we can make a number of color schemes: Applying to Page Design Sample Layouts Design from Photography Google+