Sometimes you find that perfect photograph that you want to turn into a digital painting.  You get it all sketched out and you’re ready to begin the coloring process, but you want to get a sense of the color palette used.  This is not always the easiest thing to do.  You stare at the photo, for what seems like hours on end, but still no idea.

Then you pull it into your painting and start using the eyedropper tool to pull out every color you can find.

But what if you want to use just a small palette?  Well, Adobe Color has you covered.

What Does Adobe Color Do?

Well, the short answer is that it analyzes your picture and pulls out the five most relevant colors.  The long answer?  Well, that’s for Adobe to tell you when you email them.  Though I originally started using it to figure out colors for website design, I now use it to extract the most prominent colors in my reference photos.

And from there I can add more tonal colors based on that palette.

Just so you know, I believe you need the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for this tool.  But if you are able to use it, you’ll find it opens up a whole new way of looking at reference photos.

So sit back, and enjoy another episode of The Theatre Professor Vidcast![/fusion_text]

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