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Scheming on Colors
Show different ways to come up with color schemes.
When to use
When trying to develop color schemes for a design you shouldn't feel limited to one method. Here are a few ways aside from using Adobe Color CC that you can get inspiring color palettes.
- Create a Pinterest profile and start pinning inspiration or use books and magazines to give you ideas.
- Download some stock images just for the use of sampling colors and seeing the different values and ranges that you can sample.
- Open one of your images in Illustrator
- Grab the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a box off to the side of your image
- Switch to the Eyedropper Tool (I) and sample a color from the image
- Create additional squares and sample different colors until you have four to six options
Hints & tips
- Typically it's good to narrow it down to 4-6 colors
- Don't feel limited to using only Pinterest or stock photos
- Pinterest allows you to have secret boards or public boards to share inspiration
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