Stealing Colors & Adobe Color Themes
Hi there in this video, we're going to pick some colors for our shapes. I'm going to show you a cool place like this to get some ideas for colors. I'm also going to show you how to steal colors from an image. Let's get into it now and get started. Welcome back. And first up, if you can work on the file that you've worked on in the last tutorial, If you are just jumping into this particular one if you go to file open and then the file called exercise files, shapes, there's this one called coloring shapes. Okay. Open that one up. That's where we're at now. Okay. So we just randomly picked colors and they don't quite suit the background as much as I want. So I'm gonna show you kind of two awesome things to do with color. This should probably have been in the color section, but it's hard to know like it's hard to separate them all out intersections too much. So we are going to look at just how to get nice colors. Like I get stuck in. Like I'm using you like that gradient there. I've used p...
robably on every second job in the last six months just because I like those colors and it's hard to break out of your color schemes at any moment designs. It's either this green, that kind of, I want to say, I don't know, mandarin, e peach color and, and kind of baby blue. All my work is done like that. So the way I get out of that comfort zone and find other colors. The nicest way is under window and it's under extensions and they don't know why they hide it. So it's such a cool little thing. So window extensions, adobe color themes, you need to be connected to the net for this to work. Okay. And this little panel opens up Now the initial ones a bit boring. Is this explore one that is quite exciting. Okay, we're exciting for me. Can you see here? It's nothing but just a bunch of cool colors. Okay, scrolling down, scrolling down, there's some really cool stuff in here. You can do searches in here if I need something from the 80s hit return. Okay, it'll do a search and that's some pretty successful eighties colors. Type in cafe bank. Actually popular brand, like I'm from Auckland in New Zealand, right? And weirdly if you drop in Auckland, there's universities, there's council colors, you can find all sorts in there. If I can find obscure things from at an Auckland Council, then you can probably find maybe your brand and your corporate colors in there. I'm gonna get rid of it. And I'm just gonna search actually gonna go create and then back to explore and yeah, like just some cool colors, right? You can say most popular this month or all time. I'm going to go to all time. And yeah, some cool colors to use them. The best way to use them is say you decide on this color here. Okay. Panderer click on this little dotted line and say add to swatches, ignore this library thing. We'll look at him later on, close that down as well and now what we can do is we can click on my lips and if you're using an earlier version of Photoshop, often you still need to go back to any of these path tools. Okay. And you can use the fill up here. I'm using a newer version of Photoshop so the lips, we can change it here as well, click on it and you'll see down the bottom here. Those are the five color swatches that we've added. So I can go you you you you it's just a way of I guess picking colors that are nice and same with this ellipse color here. I'm gonna turn the capacity back up and I'm just going to pick one of the colors. It's still not quite working with my colors in the background here. But what you'll find is it's just that it's just a neat way of yeah, busting out and getting color options. So you're doing some logos or some designs or web work and you just need to have like three color options for the client. Go to adobe color themes and just find some new stuff. Alright, I'm waffling. Next thing I want to show you though is how to really kind of steel colors from an image that can quite often be a nice way to kind of definitely match the colors because yeah, just this so I'm going to have this front clip selected. Okay, I'm going to click on this and nothing really needs to happen. You need to click on this hue slider and we're not really going to use this, just move them out of the way and then the little eyedropper, we can start working through this. The trouble is it doesn't update this automatically. It's picking the color which is cool, but it's not going through and like let's click ok now it will work. So I've picked the pink from it. I'm gonna grab the green, same thing, click on the color swatch, grab the hue slider and just move out here and I'm gonna pick one of the others. Oh, in this case is kind of an orange. Now, other colors working for me, I'm not that happy with them. So what I tend to do right is say this color here, I can use my same trick, pick a different color. Say I pick something from here, something a bit warmer and I'm not like what I want to do is maybe just drag this little circle down a bit to get maybe something that is close to it, but maybe darker. Okay, darker. That's being used in there. So it's just yeah, you might find that works good for you. I'm gonna click on this one, do the same thing. I liked that color. I just wanted to be like a darker version of it and just drag it straight down. Okay. And yeah, I've made it ugly. What I'm probably gonna do is I'm going to play around now. You can leave, we've learned how to little tricks. Okay, remember window extensions, adobe color themes. Pretty cool. And you can use the eyedropper tool. You just need to have it selected and start stealing colors by clicking on this, clicking on this and you can just pick colors from there using that great explanation, downloads it, cancel. I'm now just gonna mess about picking colors that I like. You can hang around if you like. What I want to do is I want, I don't think there's kind of like mud brown color to brown. Okay with it selected. I'm going to go to this, go to this. You don't have to click from just here. I'm gonna click on this one. So now the circles are the same colors, but I want this top one to be like this green. I like that green. I randomly picked it, but I think it kind of complements this all very nicely and I dropped to Okay, yeah, I'm happy enough with it. One thing though. If you're dealing with corporate colors, um, you can click on this and just type them in here. So hopefully you've got like a corporate spec manual somewhere. Ask the marketing department if you are the marketing department and you have no idea what the color is. Um, import the logo and just use the same thing. Use the eyedropper to steal the color from the logo. It's not exact but good work and or type in the RGB colors or the same way K colors. If you can find them cancel, I am done. That is the end of the video. Let's get into the next one. Alright, bye now.