Mechanics of a Color Scheme

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Mechanics of a Color Scheme

Mechanics of a Color Scheme

Color Schemes may be represented in many ways. Using a tool such as Photoshop or Illustrator, we can create a very interactive color scheme.

Create a color scheme in Photoshop:

  1. Open Photoshop.
  2. Use the implementing-color\Exercises\colorPalette.psd.
  3. Make sure you can see the Color panel and the Swatch panel.
    1. Window >Color.Window Color
    2. Window > Swatches. Window Swatches
  4. Create color swatches by mixing colors and saving them as a swatch.
    1. Double-click the color chip. Mix a shade of blue. Click OK.Color Picker
    2. In the Swatches panel, click the Create New Swatch icon.Create New Swatch Icon in Swatches Panel
    3. Name the color, click OK.Color Swatch Name Dialog Box
    4. The aqua blue color chip is now in the Swatches panel.Aqua Blue Color Chip in Swatches Panel
  5. Save as for designers and developers.
    1. File > Save As "MyColorPalette.psd".Save As Dialog Box
    2. Use the paintbrush to create a visual. Make sure to properly label the colors per their use.Color Palette
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