Need Color Swatches

Adobe has a great website called Kuler that helps create useful color schemes to jump start the design process. This site allows you to upload an image and create swatches from the tones within. It also has options on how to interpret the colors for specific looks or tone styles.

If you are in need of some color inspiration, this is a great place to start. Visit Kuler

Now if you need some more inspiration, I would start by checking out some of the Video Copilot Products!

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7 years ago
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41 Comments

I LOVE Adobe Kuler. It's got some great color schemes
6 years ago
I am currently working on a website job, and Kuler is helping out tremendously. I always get a mental block when selecting color schemes, and this Kuler item works wonders. Thanks Andrew.
noushad
6 years ago
I think color schemer studio is best
6 years ago
Here's one more handy one that I use from time to time -
http://www.colorjack.com/sphere/
s p O n g e
6 years ago
hey wow! thats a really cool site thx mman
Jason
7 years ago
Very cool. I have always used www.colorcombos.com
Travis
7 years ago
My company Metaliq in San Francisco developed this application for Adobe.
Sugu
7 years ago
This site is 100% amazing. Many congratulations to take it that good!
Ben
7 years ago
it is great. Ty so much. I always use www.colourlovers.com for inspiration. But you neven have enough resources :)
Tim
7 years ago
WOW, what an incredible design tool this is! Kuler is now at the very top of my design workflow:

http://www.timhull.com/kuler.html

Being able to pull complimentary colors quickly from an image is huge!

Thanks again Andrew!
David May
7 years ago
All sounds very similar to;

http://www.colorschemer.com/
Seth
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew.
Definitely a very strong and useful tool.
Sandy
7 years ago
As usual, All the useful Tip comes from a singal website, "VIDEOCOPILOT"

Thnx Andrew for being so helpful.

Videocopilot ROCKZ! :)
Tim
7 years ago
Andrew, this is an awesome tool! Thanks for the heads up. It's very very cool that you share stuff like this with everyone. I hope you keep doing it.

By the way, I'm still saving for that Red Rock Micro adapter. (just gotta buy a few more 1.5TB drives first.)
7 years ago
This is always a fun place to go, it totally is worth a look, you may even feel some of the combos of color give you nastalgic vibes...very interesting
...


thanks andrew i posted this site a while back, great minds think alike : ) ttyl

Dr. Benjamin Doolittle
highdefw
7 years ago
lol, "inspiration"

I'm waiting for the Advanced DVD. I'll be getting that the second it comes out.
guyy
7 years ago
that's right videocopilot products rock!!
Adam
7 years ago
Mm looks very nice and promising but I dont really know how to use it atm ;D WIll figure it out one day or someone can help me ;d
7 years ago
Excellent Tip. Thanks Andrew!
bwoogie
7 years ago
Bookmarked! Thanks for the tip!
Grim
7 years ago
Try out the "Create from photo" feature. Another 1/2 hour you'll never get back...
S. Gilbert
7 years ago
Thanks, definitly a huge time saver. and with over 36,000 presets, well it's sure to keep me busy for a while
Joe Avino
7 years ago
Nice, very useful.
7 years ago
Nice tool, but to be honest it only has a value to color deaf as a real designer would not need a software to match colors and another problems with these tools is that they play too safe - they pick up safe colors, so if a person relies on those palettes, all of the designs would end up plain and not daring enough

But thanks anyway :)
HOBO_MIDGET
7 years ago
awesome, ive been looking for something like this for a while, and ive had like $0 to buy books on it
7 years ago
I've wanted something like this for ages! It crossed my mind that a site like that must be out there somewhere before, but I never really found a good one. This is exactly what I needed!

Thanks!!
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
7 years ago
thanks^^, Kuler sounds like color with a wrong pronunciation.
the site could be pretty useful im gonna check it out
7 years ago
this is been around for quite some time, highly helpful though


also check out the Kuler swatch panel in flash, for flash developers
Jeff
7 years ago
There is also a great program called GenoPal that will allow you to eyedrop a color anywhere on your screen to create a pallet of colors that work together.

http://genopal.com/index.htm
Loay
7 years ago
This site is Perfect.........
It's very useful in selecting your design's color
Thankssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Sebastian
7 years ago
7 years ago
I remember when I read Stu Maschwitz's book The DV Rebels Guide he mentioned a site that did something similar (but not for the purpose of creating color schemes like Kuler). Once I get home I'll see if I can find that link.
luke
7 years ago
sweet
motoracer
7 years ago
Great tip andrew i get stuck on colors often.. as for the video co pilot discs.. i already own a stack of them.. of course :-D gotta support the hand that feeds us with all the killer tuts and info.
5ive&2wo
7 years ago
Oh sweet, very slick find.

Thanks for the post ^^
Khaled
7 years ago
i think colourlovers.com is better
7 years ago
WOW... where was this 9 months ago. Would have been perfect, but regardless looks and sounds awesome. I'm going to go try it out.
SnoOow
7 years ago
Thank You !!
DrF
7 years ago
Thanks for this Andrew.
7 years ago
You can get it as a pallet in Adobe Illustrator too under Window > Adobe Labs. I live by Kuler! Well... that and Video Copilot.
Eivind
7 years ago
Thanks for the tip Andrew! :)
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