This post on the blue
reminded me of a site i saw some time back. Essentially, you picked up to, I believe, three colors, and the app would find images all across the web that matched those colors. [more inside]
posted by erskelyne
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I seem to recall at one point finding a website where you could type in the URL of a webpage or image and it would give you the prominent colours, with hex codes, etc. Does this actually exist or was I dreaming?
posted by kansakwens
on Mar 17, 2013 -
I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing before—do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C
on Mar 12, 2011 -
I'm working on a website that lets users set their own page colors. They only pick a handful of colors, then I'm offsetting the brightness (converting to hsv, add/subtract v) for things like shaded boxes, lines, faded text, etc. The problem is that in HSV, when you decrease brightness, the perceived saturation decreases (and when you increase brightness, the perceived saturation increases). How can I create these offset colors while making the saturation appear the same as the original color? Is there a formula for this? Should I be using a different color space?
posted by the jam
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Looking for a color/gradient generator where you put in your hex code (#6699CC) and it generates shades of that color from white, to the color, to black. It's a very plain page with just the shades from light to dark and their hex codes.
posted by jesirose
on Aug 27, 2010 -
How do I automatically create a series of images of sequential numbers?
( 01.jpg shows the number '1', 02.jpg the number '2', etc) [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval
on Apr 30, 2008 -
I'm a fan of mid-century modern design. We've just bought an apartment in a building from that era (1961), and want to furnish it appropriately. We've got some vintage stuff we've collected over the years, and have bought some new stuff from Ikea and elsewhere that fits the bill. I'm also planning to build or modify some simple items (shelves, an entertainment center) in mid-century style -- and here's where I've run into a major problem: I can't seem to find paint in that very dark, almost-black brown that is so characteristic of the period. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Mar 14, 2008 -
When I build a spot gradient in Indesign or Illustrator I'm not getting exactly what I want. What I want: a very dark blue (say, PMS 2756) to black - with the blue getting darker and darker toward black. What I get on screen and on proof: the blue becoming a lighter gray, then the gray darkening toward black. I assume the solution rests in using a blue > nothing gradient in a layer above a blue > black and messing with overprinting / transparency but I'm unsure how to proceed. Any advice?
posted by luriete
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Is there any way to generate a series of swatches around a specific spot color in either Illustrator, InDesign, or CorelDraw? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme
on May 15, 2007 -
How to determine the color value of a pixel in an image file, within Windows or on the web, without downloading a separate program? [more inside]
posted by umlaut
on Apr 16, 2007 -
Color Theory and Beyond: Recommend me a good book or references on color theory, including optical effects and concerns beyond just basics like complimentary, analagous, etc? (Expanding on this thread.) [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Nov 8, 2006 -
My graphic design office needs a new printer, and we're trying to decide between a Xerox 7400DN color laser
(actually LED) and an Epson 4800 Pro inkjet
. We print primarily (maybe 90%) 8.5x11 and 11x17, about evenly between color and black and white, with a few 13x19 pages. The Xerox is limited to 12x18, which means we would have to re-work some templates to get them onto 12x18. The Epson prints up to 17" wide, which I'm sure we'd use once in a while. Duplexing (printing both sides at once) on the Xerox would be nice. The Xerox lists for more money, but we can get it for about the same as the Epson ($2500).
Any general thoughts between color lasers and inkjets in general? I know the inkjet has the ability to print higher quality, but is much slower than the laser. Anything else?
posted by letitrain
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Tomorrow I'm giving a lecture about color -- specifically, I'm talking to designers about how to create color palettes. The talk is more concerned with aesthetics (i.e. what color combinations are striking) than tools (i.e. how to pick colors in Photoshop). But there will be some tools talk. Since there are many designers here, I'd love to know all your color-related tips. As the Xmas season is coming, I am sharing one of my own tips inside... [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Is there a way to tint an entire web page a certain colour? As in, not actually altering the images and other content to be tinted that colour, just for the content to look that way when viewed on that page. It sounds to me like something that could be done with CSS but I'm really not sure. Google's results aren't turning up quite what I'm looking for, although maybe I just suck at finding the right words for this query.
posted by DyRE
on Jan 10, 2005 -