15 Useful Color Mixers For Effective Designing I wanted to create this list, because there are times when I struggle choosing my design colors - for me it’s not always easy task to just play with the colors and choose the right ones – of course, there are few favorite colors for everybody, but finding new great color combinations are not so easy task. That’s why there a lot of helpful resources to ease this task, and I am here to show You those! Hopefully this will help You to create new designs and the process will become a little easier. 1. Colourlovers This is a great resource that monitors different color trends. New color schemes are regularly created and examples of the way colors are used in the real world – and there are rating system to give You a chance to find out the most popular ones. 2. Kuler is nice place created by Adobe company, where You can browse popular created color themes and create Your own from colors, images and get really advanced options and possibilities to create something really great! 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.
The Art of Color Coordination Colors affect us in countless ways—mentally and physically, consciously and subconsciously. Psychologists have suggested that color impression can account for 60% of the acceptance or rejection of a product or service. Good color choices should never be neglected in web design. A bad color combination can have the same negative effect as poor copy and slow load times. In this infographic, we will briefly discuss color coordination and how you can use this to your advantage when designing your site. Special thanks to @speckyboy, @smashingmag and @onextrapixel. Click on the infographic below to view a larger image: View an enlarged version of this Infographic » Click here to download a .pdf version of this infographic. Want to display this infographic on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below into the html of your website to display the infographic presented above: Website Color Scheme Examples Complementary Colors – Naturestable.com Analogous Colors – Simplebits.com
Smashing Magazine — for Professional Web Designers and Developers Styling And Animating SVGs With CSS CSS can be used to style and animate scalable vector graphics, much like it is used to style and animate HTML elements. In this article, which is a modified transcript of a talk I recently gave at CSSconf EU and From the Front, I’ll go over the prerequisites and techniques for working with CSS in SVG. I’ll also go over how to export and optimize SVGs, techniques for embedding them and how each one affects the styles and animations applied, and then we’ll actually style and animate with CSS. Read more... Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2014 We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. Read more... Maximize Your Creative Energy Read more... Let’s Talk About It Read more... Read more... Feeling Stuck?
Color Explorer • Free tools for working with digital colors Framing Effective Messages To Motivate Your Users Advertisement What you say in a user experience matters. How you say it matters equally. The way you frame communication, or how you say something, could be extremely effective at persuading people to start using your product (or to use it more). So, how do you frame messages effectively? This article explains how design teams can do so in a way that resonates with their users. Help! Framing is how you say something, using a “frame of communication.”Frames are story lines that make an issue relevant to a particular audience. For example, telling someone that smoking causes cancer and that they should consider quitting is not likely to produce any long-lasting change in their opinion towards smoking. How Framing Applies To Good Design We have talked about framing messages, but what’s that got to do with design? Communications expert Mathew Nisbet2, professor at Northeastern University, states3: Nisbet makes it clear: Accounting for framing should be a part of your overall content strategy.
Color: Links, Books & Tools to Make your Life Easier Color is certainly a very important element of a design, and deciding on the best color palette for a project is something you really need to dedicate time to. From understanding color theory to having a glimpse of color psychology, you need to make sure your choice will not only look good but also have a good balance and deliver the right message. Thinking about, that we have decided to gather some tips, books recommendations, links to interesting readings and also some tools and apps that will make your life easier when it comes to color. Tools Flat UI Colors About: This small web app helps you to copy the colors from Flat UI. Color Palettes – ColourLovers Old but really good! color.hailpixel.com Scroll around to get the color you want, click it and they will save it for you. hexu.al Colorful words to show you colors in action. Sphere: Color Theory Visualizer Color Scheme Designer Also old but also good. Books Color Design Workbook: A Real World Guide to Using Color in Graphic Design Links and More
The Smart Problem-Solving Behind Android’s Awesome New Design Language | Design The design actually began with physical prototypes, which the designers used to model the shadowing seen in the OS's layers. Google The new grids are airy and clean: There is far more whitespace used, and a new font was designed to be legible across many screen sizes. Perhaps the biggest challenge was creating a language that would arch across all devices. With the use of color: Note the connection between the search field on the left, and what it looks like upon expansion. Colors are also used to tie the core functions of app with the logo of the app: The two are the same, thus clarifying what colors mean. A new geometric grid was created for all the logos. That same grid was used to define the new functional icons. The 6,000 developers who swarmed upon Google I/O last week were all expecting some kind of design refresh for Android. Matias Duarte. Ariel Zambelich/WIRED Why so long? Note the splashes of color, which are used to give the user visual feedback with every touch. Nicholas Jitkoff.
Color Systems - RGB & CMYK RGB or CMYK? The color systems used by scientists and artists are entirely different. An artist will mix blue and yellow paint to get a shade of green; a scientist will mix green and red light to create yellow. The printed page in a magazine is yet another system. It's important to define the two different kinds of color that we see in the world as the first step in understanding color systems. The following illustrations and descriptions define the different color systems. Additive Color System Red - Green - Blue (RGB) Scientists recognize the light primaries of red, green and blue. This color model is used in computer monitors, television sets, and theater. Red, green and blue dots of light are creating the image. This system applies only to devices employing light, such as computer monitors and television sets. Subtractive Color System Red - Yellow - Blue Most artists recognize red, yellow and blue as the 3 basic primary colors. In subtractive color theory, all colors mix to yield black.
Τα χαρακτηριστικά των χρωμάτων Ένταση: Ένταση ενός χρώματος ονομάζουμε την καθαρότητα και διαύγεια που διαθέτει. Καθαρά χρώματα είναι τα βασικά χρώματα αλλά και τα απλά πριμιτίφ χρώματα που συναντά κανείς στη λα'ι'κή τέχνη και τη ζωγραφική των παιδιών. Ένταση έχουν π.χ. τα δυνατά και καθαρά κόκκινα, πράσινα κίτρινα, που μοιάζουν με τα χρώματα της φύσης, εκφραστικά και αισθησιακά. Λιγότερη ένταση αλλά μεγαλύτερη εσωτερικότητα και ποιότητα έχουν τα «σπασμένα» χρώματα, τα χρώματα που αναμιγνύονται με κάποιο άλλο χρώμα, με άσπρο, μαύρο, γκρι κ.λπ. Κορεσμός (saturation), ή Καθαρότητα (purity): Ο κορεσμός ενός χρώματος καθορίζεται από την περιεκτικότητα του σε γκρι. Φωτεινότητα (Brightness): H φωτεινότητα ενός χρώματος εξαρτάται από την περιεκτικότητά του σε μαύρο. Τόνοι (Tones): Τόνος ενός χρώματος είναι η ιδιότητα που εκφράζει τη σχέση του με το φως. Τίντα (Tint): Οι τίντες είναι οι φωτεινοί τόνοι ενός χρώματος. Σκιά (Shadow): Οι σκιές είναι οι σκούροι τόνοι ενός χρώματος.
Easy Color Palette Tips Articles May 14, 2014 There are six elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, value, and mass. We combine these elements to communicate our ideas and information. One particular element will surely make a design seems dull without it. Color. In this article, we’ll give you some simple yet very effective color palette tips that you may use in creating designs. This is a traditional color scheme type. Contrast is a must do in design. Pastel colors give a soft and smooth mood in your design. Another traditional color scheme type. These color palettes are just simple examples and may not work on your designs projects. ALSO READ: 5 Graphic Design Tips