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So I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these. While this is a mini one, it's helped me a lot on several occassions.
Sometimes it gets confusing to decide which colours to choose. "'Should I go with a turquoise and a gold for the face? What about the room? I was going for a chic cool modern palette which is minimalistic!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments. Below are some colour scheme tools that would help you with your colour scheme choices. Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites. 





Colourlovers by phoenixleo

A big resource community for colour palettes*, user named colours* or patterns*.



Kuler by phoenixleo

Adobe's own version of COLORlovers. You can create your own schemes and save them for later use. To save or download themes, sign in with your Adobe ID. To create an Adobe ID, click Register on the Kuler site*. It's free! You can access it from Creative Suite 6* as well.


Colorotate by phoenixleo

An interactive form of choosing colours and creating your own palettes by mixing, adjusting and blending colours. Available as an iPad app as well. Takes some time to load personally.



Color Scheme Designer by phoenixleo

An excellent editable colour wheel for creating colour palette. Monochromatic, complementary, triad, several forms and varying saturations and light and darkness.


Color palette generator by phoenixleo

Generates colour schemes based on the image link you provide.



Pictaculous by phoenixleo

Similar to DeGraeve's Color Palette Generator, this lets you get a colour scheme based on image on your computer. So you can use your image to get a colour scheme and use that for designing your website for example. It also suggests similar colour schemes from COLOURlovers* and Kuler* and download the swatch file.



Gamut Mask Tool by phoenixleo


"The Gamut Mask is a great way to created harmonic color schemes. It simplifies your color choices and saves you lots of time and paint in achieving unified color palettes quickly and easily." Developed by Richard Robinson from the original concept from James Gurney. Click through to find out how to use it.



Don't forget to share them, fave it, bookmark it and spread it around! :love:
Take care! :huggle:


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Resources for Artists: Colour scheme/palette tool resources for artists. Don't forget to share them, fave it, bookmark it and spread it around! :love: More will come soon!
Take care! :huggle:
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:iconthelasthuzzah:
TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great resource, here!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
\o\
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:iconhopfield:
Hopfield Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! All this good stuff in one handy place - thank you :D
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Most welcome! Glad they were of help :)
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Tetrodoxin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And just when I was wondering where I'm gonna find one of these color scheme things :la:
Thanks for putting these out here! :love:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Awesome!
:ahoy:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Chris~ XD

I love that DeGraeve one so much~
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:nod:
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Aztec-Monkey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is great :iconamgtouchplz:

I think I have a few bookmarked already, but you can never have enough~!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:la:
I just got a BSOD on my main computer. I think I will loose a lot of stuff. :dead:
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:iconaztec-monkey:
Aztec-Monkey Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no :ohnoes:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I tried several things from online help file. But trying one gives another BSOD error message and then on and on. So I just shut it off for now. Classes start soon and I have several paintings on hold :dead:
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Aztec-Monkey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohnoesplz:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:crying: ALL BOOKMARKS GONE D:
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:iconaztec-monkey:
Aztec-Monkey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:iconsootheplz:
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:iconwhiterisu:
Whiterisu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! Thanks a lot for sharing *-*
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Most welcome! :)
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Blackmoonrose13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
color scheme designer
just a warning to all on occasion usually is down
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Hmm! Thanks for the info! :)
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:iconstarsandoceans:
StarsAndOceans Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing, there are a few I didn't know about! :thumbsup:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Glad to be of help! :)
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I use a lot of these sites. Stopped using Color lovers though because every time I did I got a huge barrage of e-mails.
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Ah. Email flood isn't nice.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Nope.
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miontre Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is amazing! :heart: Thank you. :)

I've used COLOURlovers and Color Scheme Designer before. Can't wait to try out the rest! :eager:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:ahoy:
:la: Go on!
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this selection will be very useful to me :la:
I only knew kuler =P
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:ahoy: I found out kuler after Color Scheme Designer. :lol:
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the most important is to find them =D
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yes! :D
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:iconvincejay:
VinceJay Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic resources. Thanks for sharing them =)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome!!!!!!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconnelchee:
nelchee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Color Scheme Designer is my favorite for design, and Gamut Mask Tool for painting, ever since I read James Gourney's book on color :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Colour Scheme Designer is the one I use most. I just recently found out about the Gamut Mask Tool and really helped afterwards. Have to find a way to get Gurney's books.
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ComporreWhich Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student
what a treasure
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:ahoy:
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elecyan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very helpful! I love Kuler, use it to help me with my Animation & Design course all the time :aww:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Glad to be of help. :)
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:iconwizardmistress:
WizardMistress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Wow, very helpful, thank you!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Glad to be of help! :)
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is fantastic! Faved and invited into #DevNews :+fav:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanks! :)
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Wonderful resource! :love:Awesome work!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:ahoy:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   General Artist
:lol:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
:la:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:la:
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