Nov 152013
 

We had a fantastic November meeting.  VMQG member and Associate Professor of Art at CSUCI, Liz King introduced us to a really cool app named Kuler.

Kuler

Once you go to the site, you can upload a photo (after clicking the camera icon on the upper right side of the page). If you click on the above photo, it will enlarge and you will actually be able to see the camera image.  😉 Kuler will give you a 5 color palette based on your photo.

Color rule

If you expand the Color Rule menu you will get the option to change the color scheme.

Here is a cool YouTube video which covers the iPhone app and how to use it.

Here is a great video on using the web app.  I haven’t had time to watch it all the way through, but the first minute was great! 😉

Our block challenge is to create a modern block where the color palette is derived using Adobe Kuler.  Here is the link to the site.  Here is a link to the app for your iPhone.  Both will create a 5 color palette from an image or photograph. Along with your completed block, please bring your source photo or image from which the inspiration was taken.

Check out the YouTube videos and give it a try! It’s fun!  If you have any issues or questions regarding this challenge, please leave them in the comment section of this post.

If you find yourself app-challenged and ready to bail on this block challenge, you can use an alternate method of deriving a palette from your photo or image.

Have fun!!