Thursday, April 15, 2010

Color Schemes

I found a new toy called Color Wheel Pro.  The full lets you try out various color schemes (variations of monocromatic, complimentary, split-complementary, triadic, tetradic and freeform).  You can even import your own images (in the form of special .swf files, which takes a little work but is worth the trouble.)
Here's some variations I did with my stars image.   Interesting how changing the color schemes changes the mood of the picture.

p.s. Yes, I know there's no green or purple stars in real life.  Too bad about that.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Of course the purple stars are my favorite!

It IS interesting, even to another illustrator, how the colors change the mood of the piece.

RHSteeleOH said...

I did a little checking being the curious person I am. And Yes indeedy, green & purple stars exist!

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=14

Namowal said...

Yes, they exist, RHSteeleOH, but we can't see the greenness or the purpleness.
I'm pressing a lawsuit against Mother Nature about this.

booda baby said...

Oh, the bottom was is wonderful. I've got me no issues at all with changing up any old colors, but I WOULD like them to sort of achieve ... something. If I can manage that, it's usually by accident, so THIS little tool looks mighty sweet.

Was it tricky/hard to use? I guess those are different things. I know. Here's better: is it a pain in the ass to use?

What a wonderful word v. I got for these posts o' yours: uncomyon.

Namowal said...

Hi Boodababy,
If you stick to their sample pictures and logos, it's pretty easy.
Making your own stuff and assigning colors is more of a hassle- not something I'd want to do with every picture I drew. That being said, it's fun to see a picture take on a new "mood" with the different colors.