An introduction to palettes


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An introduction to palettes

When we talk about palettes now, we aren't necessarily referring to this but to the colors chosen for an image. Choosing a palette for a project is often the greatest challenge. We're charged with trying to decide what colors to use and why they make sense. Then figuring out how to use them with the medium of choice. A palette starts with a core cast of characters. The parent colors that all the mixes and layers in a piece'll come from. Otherwise known as a limited palette. Limiting a palette requires using a set number of parent colors that then spawn all the other colors, and create a harmony or unity that make them all related.

The group of colors must work together to create the sense of whole. If there's no connection between the colors, they aren't a family. A palette can be limited by 2 colors, limited by 3 colors, limited by more than 3 colors, but less than every color available in nature, Photoshop, or the art supply store. The reason for limiting a palette has to do wit...

An introduction to palettes
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