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thehadgi
03-08-2014, 09:19 PM
https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

Dunno if this is already common knowledge among the graphics community, but this thing is AWESOME when it comes to helping with color. I say 'helping' because I assume colorists and advanced graphics people use a more manual approach with actual knowledge and experience with the technical and asthetic side of things; but for the rest of us this thing is amazing when it comes to figuring out main tones/hues etc and using them to aid in editing/creation stuff.

It's even built into Photoshop as an extension!

Check it out!
https://cdn.tutsplus.com/psd/uploads/legacy/psdtutsarticles/article_adobe_kuler_basics/02.JPG (https://kuler.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/)

Tut that initiated me:
http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-adobe-kuler-to-enhance-your-photoshop-color-workflow--psd-2317

NickJames
03-08-2014, 10:14 PM
Love kuler. It's always open


http://i.imgur.com/jhRXln0.png

thehadgi
03-08-2014, 11:13 PM
I have a feeling it will be now for me too! :]

Now.... if someone can tell me why the freaking paint bucket refuses to fill with the color i pick instead of the 'foreground' color... that would save my laptop from being thrown off a ledge :argh: lol

NickJames
03-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Can't say I ever use the paint bucket... I'll check it tomorrow though and see what it does for me.

thehadgi
03-08-2014, 11:52 PM
Can't say I ever use the paint bucket... I'll check it tomorrow though and see what it does for me.

so, in this case; say you have a simple gray rectangle you want to fill with a color from a swatch. what do you do

NickJames
03-09-2014, 02:33 PM
so, in this case; say you have a simple gray rectangle you want to fill with a color from a swatch. what do you do

Depends on the rectangle but usually I'll select it set my foreground to whatever I want and ctrl+backspace... Sometime I'll use colour overlay as well if it's called for.