Watch: How To Easily Turn One Color Into Hundreds Of Eye-Catching Palettes

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Even if you have an astute eye for color, coming up with different yet interesting palettes might seem to get more difficult with time.

The good news is you don’t have to be an expert of color theory to be able to create myriad color schemes in one sitting. This neat trick by Greg Gunn, illustrator, animator and Creative Director of design education platform The Futur; shows you how to turn one swatch into hundreds of color palettes.

Demonstrating the technique on Adobe Photoshop CC 2020, Gunn first selects a hue from the color picker.



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When you do this, make sure the first color you choose isn’t too saturated or dark. Something that isn’t too low or too far on the right of the color window would be perfect.

Gunn then asks that you imagine an arc starting from one extreme corner to the other, such as from the top left to bottom right, passing through your first choice.



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You’ll not only be picking highlights and shades from this arc, but tweaking their hues so they look redder, more orangey, greener, and so on.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

After which, he triples an existing palette of nine colors by making them lighter and darker, adjusting their lightness and saturation for a more diverse variety.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

You can create a new set of pastels by adding more lightness and lowering the saturation. For the lower third of the palette, you’ll want to do the opposite by lowering the brightness and cranking up the saturation.

Finally, he selects individual colors from all three rows, combining them to create wholly new color schemes.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

Gunn walks you through the whole incredible process in the 11-minute tutorial below.

I used it to color this. I never thought of color the way he showed me.

BTW @grgnn why did you hold out so long? pic.twitter.com/oFJXEjS5IH

— Matthew Encina (@matthewencina) March 24, 2020

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Watch: How To Easily Turn One Color Into Hundreds Of Eye-Catching Palettes

[Click here to view the video in this article]



Image via Shutterstock

Even if you have an astute eye for color, coming up with different yet interesting palettes might seem to get more difficult with time.

The good news is you don’t have to be an expert of color theory to be able to create myriad color schemes in one sitting. This neat trick by Greg Gunn, illustrator, animator and Creative Director of design education platform The Futur; shows you how to turn one swatch into hundreds of color palettes.

Demonstrating the technique on Adobe Photoshop CC 2020, Gunn first selects a hue from the color picker.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

When you do this, make sure the first color you choose isn’t too saturated or dark. Something that isn’t too low or too far on the right of the color window would be perfect.

Gunn then asks that you imagine an arc starting from one extreme corner to the other, such as from the top left to bottom right, passing through your first choice.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

You’ll not only be picking highlights and shades from this arc, but tweaking their hues so they look redder, more orangey, greener, and so on.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

After which, he triples an existing palette of nine colors by making them lighter and darker, adjusting their lightness and saturation for a more diverse variety.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

You can create a new set of pastels by adding more lightness and lowering the saturation. For the lower third of the palette, you’ll want to do the opposite by lowering the brightness and cranking up the saturation.

Finally, he selects individual colors from all three rows, combining them to create wholly new color schemes.



Video screenshot via The Futur Academy

Gunn walks you through the whole incredible process in the 11-minute tutorial below.

I used it to color this. I never thought of color the way he showed me.

BTW @grgnn why did you hold out so long? pic.twitter.com/oFJXEjS5IH

— Matthew Encina (@matthewencina) March 24, 2020

[via The Futur Academy, cover image via Shutterstock] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/409194/Watch-How-To-Easily-Turn-One-Color-Into-Hundreds-Of-Eye-Catching-Palettes/

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