Color Inspiration

Written by Paulina Rios Colordot: Available both online and in the App Store, Colordot is a simple way of picking colors for any occasion. Adobe Color CC: Adobe Color CC is perfect for creating color palettes that are analogous, complementary, monochromatic and more. Also available online and in the App Store. Colourlovers: Colorlovers is an … Continue reading Color Inspiration

Lecture Outtakes: Color Meaning

Don't Reinvent the Color Wheel Sorry, couldn't help myself! During week two we discussed color meanings, and there are so many great resources on the web that rather than do double duty, I've curated a bunch of links to some of my favorite color resources around the web. The winner is ... Smashing Magazine. Divvied … Continue reading Lecture Outtakes: Color Meaning

Lab Week 6: Newsletter Design

In lab this week each creative team was tasked with coming up with a fictional organization. Teams then assigned three descriptive words to that organization, established a target public, and chose colors, content and typeface accordingly. After some brainstorming and rough sketches, the teams went to InDesign. The results really exceeded my expectations. Check out each group's work … Continue reading Lab Week 6: Newsletter Design

Lab Week 5: Color and Type in InDesign and Photoshop

We began lab by opening a photo in Photoshop and picking up a color with the eyedropper tool. We were then able to view all the various color model values for that color: CMYK, RGB, Pantone and the hexadecimal code (read by browsers). This is useful for creating repetition across various platforms. We also created … Continue reading Lab Week 5: Color and Type in InDesign and Photoshop