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How to Use Color in Design to Guide Your User

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«The col­ors you choose in your designs can really help guide a user through a site or applic­a­tion. The human eye is gen­er­ally designed to per­ceive brighter col­ors to appear closer and, there­fore, seems more access­ible. A dark­er col­or tends to fall into the fore­ground and appear sub­dued.»

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Create Color Swatches For Your Designs From a PhotographCreate Color Swatches For Your Designs From a Photograph

Create Color Swatches For Your Designs From a Photograph 

Excerpt of the ori­gin­al art­icle.

«The com­bin­a­tion of images, graph­ics and typo­graphy cre­ate a cohes­ive design that gets noticed. All of these ele­ments also fea­ture a vari­ety of col­ors all work­ing togeth­er through the design. »

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10 Photoshop Tips: Extend Your Basic Knowledge of Photoshop

10 Photoshop Tips: Extend Your Basic Knowledge of Photoshop 

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«Pho­toshop is very often the tool of choice for pho­to retouch­ing, but over time it has become a widely used tool in oth­er pro­fes­sion­al fields such as illus­tra­tion, con­cep­tu­al art, graph­ic design, web design… »

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Make Complex Color Schemes & Export As Photoshop, HTML & GIMP Palette

Make Complex Color Schemes & Export As Photoshop, HTML & GIMP Palette 

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«We’ve pre­vi­ously reviewed two apps that help you cre­ate col­or schemes; Chro­ma was a Chrome app and Col­or­Spire was a web app that made it easy to find the right col­or or the right shade for whatever you wanted to design. »

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Applying Color Schemes Requires Seeing Them Anew

Applying Color Schemes Requires Seeing Them Anew

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«Many online resources exist for designers to explore, tweak and download great color combinations.

Playing with complementary, analogous, monochromatic and other combinations opens us to exciting possibilities, and there’s no shortage of freebies.»

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How to Use Retro Colors in Your Designs

How to Use Retro Colors in Your Designs

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«Ret­ro col­ors are a great way to give your web­site an older/vintage feel; it can give your design a little some­thing dif­fer­ent from the reg­u­lar fully sat­ur­ated col­ors that you see often in mod­ern-themed designs.»

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More Tips to Use Color in Your Site

More Tips to Use Color in Your Site

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«As I have pre­vi­ously men­tioned in my oth­er posts on col­or, col­or is one of the web designer’s most indis­pens­able tools, because it is one of the main build­ing blocks of a super­i­or web­site. In addi­tion, col­or can make such a state­ment, because one way to make your web­site more visu­ally appeal­ing is to have an appro­pri­ate col­or scheme that util­izes just the right amount and vari­ation of col­or to clearly express the pur­pose, the per­son­al­ity, and the mean­ing of your site.»

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Creating a Color Scheme

Creating a Color Scheme

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«Pho­toshop is a truly amaz­ing pro­gram. You can edit pho­tos, arrange ele­ments on lay­ers, add styles, cre­ate tex­tures, retouch pho­tos, pick and choose any col­or you like, and a myri­ad of oth­er assor­ted things. But from what I’ve seen, most of the edu­ca­tion­al focus is on one of two things: Pho­to Retouch­ing and Cool Spe­cial effects.»

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70 Must-Have CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials and Resources

70 Must-Have CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials and Resources

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«CSS3 and HTML 5 are cap­able of revo­lu­tion­iz­ing the way we design web­sites. Both include so many new fea­tures and func­tions that it can be hard to wrap your head around them at times. The inclu­sion of nat­ive sup­port for things like roun­ded corners and mul­ti-column lay­outs are just the tip of the ice berg.»

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