i often use this to get unusual yet nice combos http://www.defencemechanism.com/color/color_toy_fr.htm np. PJ "Breakerfall" -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of john at johnallsopp.co.uk Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 3:27 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] making a color choice Hi I've just been doing a fashion site and I thought the clothes all came from a similar palette. I took a sample square from each photograph and arranged them on a new image so they completely covered the image, then I reduced the image to as near to 1 pixel x 1 pixel as I could. That gave me an 'average' colour. I reversed it to get a possible highlight or rollover colour. Then I took shades of those colours. I often pick colours from photographs. Prior to the fashion site, I picked a colour from a sky photograph for an outdoors-type site. And prior to that, for a kitchen site, I chose a green from a lettuce photograph, and a red and blue/black from a raspberry and blackberry pic respectively. Then there are colour wheels to understand, triads and complements and all that. I've the following bookmarked: Color pro web server: www.biola.edu/cgi-bin/colorpro/ WebColor: www.macworld.com/cgi-bin/software.pl/TelecomInternet/Software.767.html www.reallybig.com/visibone/lab/ www.colorschemer.com/online/ http://www.colorschemer.com/online/ http://www.worqx.com/color/index.htm http://www.tigercolor.com/ColorLab/Default.htm http://www.tigercolor.com/Features1.htm http://www.inetis.com/freeware.asp plus these on colour theory: www.photonics.com/dictionary www.nebulus.org/tutorials/2d/photoshop/color www.colourworld.co.uk www.rit.edu/~nxspph/courses/fci/lectures/lec8_color.ppt www.cie.org I love colour, it's free :-) J -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !