Creating a color palette


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Creating a color palette

The colors you choose for your cover elements should relate to and enhance the colors in your cover image. It's a simple and an effective technique to sample colors from the image and then apply these colors to your cover elements. There are a few different ways we can go about this. Before I sample colors from the cover image, I'm going to go to the View menu and choose Display Performance > High Quality Display so that I have an accurate representation of the colors that I want to sample.

I'm then going to press my I key to choose my Eyedropper tool. In the previous movie, I locked the cover image layer. I'll now need to go to that layer and unlock it so that I can sample colors from it. Let's zoom in so that we get a closer view, and I want to get a nice gold color from this dress. Now with color, context is everything, so the color that you sample may end up looking a little bit different when you see it as just a flat color swatch.

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Creating a color palette
Video duration: 8m 47s 2h 45m Intermediate

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Creating a color palette provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Magazine Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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