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#41 Black_Phoenix

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 06:42 PM

Hi, heres yet another one I'll add to this post

http://www.steeldolp...lor_scheme.html

very fast and easy to get used to

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#42 DianeV

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:07 PM

Interesting, Adrian. I'd not seen that before -- very nice!

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:23 PM

I was getting confused with all the links mentioned in this post.

I need them all on the same page.

So here they are :

http://www.duckbutt....er/DSCN0844.JPG
http://pantone.com/s...p?idArticle=349
http://www.duckbutt....ers/flowers.htm
http://www.colormatch.dk/
http://www.boxesanda...face_design.php
http://www.pixy.cz/a...y/index-en.html
http://www.meyerweb....ls/color-blend/
http://www.webwhirle...ntroduction.asp
http://poynterextra....ject/color.html
http://www.stuffandn...r_palettes.html
http://www.tlhouse.co.uk/ColorCache/
http://www.fivehundr...lowerGarden.htm
http://www.steeldolp...lor_scheme.html

#44 cre8pc

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:51 PM

Trav, thanks for putting the list together! And Dave, the steeldolphin site is awesome. I bookmarked it. I love all these tools, esp. those that help me put colors together and work with contrasts and stuff.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:38 PM

Wow that Steeldolphine site looks awesome - and to think I bought Colour Schemer Studio last week. :roll:

#46 TheManBehindTheCurtain

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:59 PM

And something else that blew me away, besides just the nifty functionality. At first I thought this must have been produced using Flash. But no. It's JavaScript. A genuinely impressive piece of client-side programming. The sliders are marvelous.

Of course, artists would point out that color schemes have more to do with inspiration than algebra. But as a starting point for those of us who are Color Uncoordinated, it's a great idea generator.

#47 sanity

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 10:03 PM

> for those of us who are Color Uncoordinated, it's a great idea generator.

Agreed Frank. Funnily enough after purchasing colour schemer - I've decided I don't like the schemes it comes up with and have reverted back to how I always did it. Picking em myself.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:14 AM

Re: Steeldolphin

Forget websites,

We are going to use it to repaint and redecorate the house.

Just imagine what happens down at the paint shop.

Can we please have a can of "FFECDF" and two cans of "A9998D" ?

A great site indeed.

#49 DianeV

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:17 AM

Yes. And the paint shop's explanation that the RGB color wheel applies to light, whereas RYB (red, yellow, blue) applies to "stuff". Then there's print.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 07:39 AM

Travis you can order colours for paint from pantone colour books, theres another post I got involved with that has some ideas in it.

I would use the steel dolphin and get a big handful of their colour chart samples and match them on screen

still think that virtual decorating site would be a cool idea

heres the other post

http://www.cre8asite...?showtopic=3704

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 04:38 PM

Great idea BP. You'll have to show us the finished room.

#52 Ron Carnell

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:35 PM

And the paint shop's explanation that the RGB color wheel applies to light, whereas RYB (red, yellow, blue) applies to "stuff"

Stuff? LOL.

Okay, so what are the three primary colors?

a. red, yellow, blue

b. magenta, yellow, cyan

c. red, green, blue

#53 DianeV

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:49 PM

Depends what you're dealing with.

RGB is the color wheel for light (e.g., that big lightbulb in your monitor).
RYB is for matter; if you're decorating your livingroom, use this one.
CMYK is for print (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black).

That's my understanding of it, and why if you're using a RYB color wheel for the Web, things can come out less than harmonious.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:21 AM

Thought I'd resurect this thread yet again after I remembered the comments about picking colours from nature and flowers and things.

Not all of us have a nice collection of nature pictures to look over to pick nice colour schemes, so, I thought it was cool that there are places we can use to find them.

Flickr is a site that personally, I don't think I'd contribute to, just not really my thing. But in terms of looking at some of the stuff on there, wow is it great. Want some flower pictures, or perhaps some sunsets, maybe even clouds. There's so many people adding such a wide range of pictures on there, you can probably find just about everything.

Possibly the collest thing about it though, is that they've now linked it up with the Creative Commons License. Those people who have protect their work with a Creative Commons license allow different types of use of that work. Some just require attribution, some for non-commericial use only for example.

Which is really really cool. Suddenly, you have hundreds, probably thousands of images that you can probably quite easily use, either verbatim, or as a derivative for a web site (or anything else) as long as you give proper attribution, or whatever is required.

Some pictures of the sky that you can either use in full, or use a derivative of, on a commercial or non-commercial site, as long as you say where it came from.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:19 AM

Just found this site, thought I'd add it to the list.

http://colormixers.com/mixers/cmr/

should help choosing colours for website designs, displays RGB numbers and Hex numbers, which is a pretty handy feature.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 11:53 AM

Color schemes can be exceptionally easy even for those whom have absolutely no artistic ability. Although I am a seasoned designer I have always found the task of creating a color scheme to be a bit... boring and time consuming. I came up with this idea one day and i have used it for several projects. What I did was to go to the hardware store paint section. I took one of EVERY single paint sample cards they had. You know, those little cards with the color scheme and paint color names on them? Then I sit down and flip through them to find a scheme I like. After that I just hold them up to the monitor and create a color that matches. I take the hexadecimal number produced and use it. I reccomend writing down the numbers right on the card so you can use it again later. Even If you don't use it for that project you can come back and use it for another.
If you want to see a chart of color schemes I've already matched you can see them here: Picking A Color Scheme This page also goes over a bunch of tips for how to use color on the web. Let me know what you think. A bunch of other resources for web designers/developers are available on that site under "trendtorials" and "generators". I hope the info is useful.



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