Something fun + a little techy

I found this fun site called Big Huge Labs.  Apparently it is used for Flickr.  While I'm not on Flickr...haven't succumbed to that one yet...I have found a good use for this site in other ways and you don't have to be a member of Flickr.  Here are just a couple of examples of some of the fun things you can you...

Frames...

Bead art...

Collages...

So now for the techy part. ;D  There is a Palette Generator on the site that you can use to color coordinate with photos and then download the swatches in Adobe Photoshop Exchange format to use in Photoshop.  Oh so very cool.  Here's the process...

After you have uploaded your photo your screen will look something like this.  Your photo on the left and your palette colors on the right.  Here's the photo I uploaded and the color scheme choices it gave me...

I clicked the download button and chose 'save file' in the pop up window.  Then I went to my downloads folder and found the swatches and put them in a folder of my choosing.  To get the palette colors into Photoshop find the drop down box in the swatches fly out box.

Then choose load swatches...

Make sure you have ASE (Adobe Swatch Exchange) chosen in the drop down box in your choice of files menu.

The new colors will appear in the swatches fly out box.  It's pretty similar to loading brushes if you have ever done that before.  Have fun!

Hey Honey...r u proud of me for my 'techy' post?  ;D

3 Responses

  1. Ann
    Your blog and your project 365 is are awesome, thanks for sharing. I learned a ton today in your blog. Ann
  2. very cool. will have to try this! thanks.
  3. Thanks for sharing the link! I am so excited to go try that out. Great job explaining the techy stuff.