Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Colour Palettes

I must admit that color usage is a bit of a weakness for me. So says my graduate review, although that may have had more to do with the Epson printer I was using. I also was using generic Ebay cartridges, which was pretty brain dead. The prices Epson charged for ink were horrendous. I recall a photography student telling me that one of his professors did the math and came out that that Epson ink is literally more expensive than liquid gold; one reason I am a proud owner of a Canon i9900.

Now days when it comes to picking out a color palette, I immediately head for the Pantone color recommendations. You can download the latest at Fashion Trendsetter. They also have palettes from other sources, but I feel the Pantone ones are best.

Now I see there is a new tool online from Adobe. It’s entirely free, it’s flash based, and helps you develop color palettes quickly. It also allows you to share them with the community in real time. It’s called Kuler, and it’s my new one stop shop for color palettes. Check it out. Another great resource is ColourLovers, but their palettes are bit to avant-guard for me.

And if I lived in the UK I could color the cool way. Most of this colourful stuff comes via TypeForYou. Also, you may have noticed, I have implemented Snap previews for hyperlinks. Enjoy!

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