Turn Your Summer Pictures into Palettes

Great post over at Apartment Therapy that discusses making color palettes out of your summer pictures. The post describes using the color picker in tools like Photoshop to manually pick the colors.

It’s a constant issue/joy I have with the hexday sampler, that it often surprises you with what colors it picks. The human eye picks out colors that sometimes defy logic, they aren’t the most common, or the brightest or the darkest, etc. Each person just sees different palettes in every image. It’s really very fascinating.

Making a sampler that automates that process was a nightmare, picking a resampling and palette picking system meant trying out various versions and seeing how close the palettes looked to what I expected. In honesty in the end I just gave up and went with the easiest and least intensive.


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