November 16, 2011 2 Comments
Nowadays we can do just about anything thanks to technology. The new answer to all of life’s intriguing questions is: “There’s an App for that”. For all of us in the creative fields, this is good news and bad news. This means that we will be forever learning throughout our careers. A new Adobe Creative Suite, a new Smartphone that needs user interfaces designed, a new app, you name it. However, this is great for us, because these updates, upgrades and apps can also make our job easier.
One of these cool tools we can benefit from is the Adobe Kuler color tool. It is a FREE, yes, FREE online application that lets you create, share and explore different color themes. This is great for us designers that sometimes have “color block”, and we can’t decide on a color scheme for a project.
The website is very simple to use. You first go to http://kuler.adobe.com/, and simply begin exploring color options. You can search a color theme by keyword, you can look at the newest, most popular, highest rated, or randomly. You can create an account and upload your color themes. You can make changes to a theme, select one color from the theme, select a rule like analogous, monochromatic, triad, complementary, compound, shades or even custom to find other colors for the one you have selected. You can look at the RGB, CMYK, LAB or even HEX values for a particular color. You can even create your own new theme using your own photos as a reference.
You can benefit from this great tool if you are a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, fashion designer, interior designer, makeup artist, stylist, scrapbooker, cake decorator, painter, or any other person who at some point in their life has to pick a color combination for whatever reason.