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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hello everyone, I'm Bel of ArtsyBelle Images. I'm excited to guest post here in Project 64: Out of the Box .  How are you all finding the color for this week?  Lucky you if you have already found it. For those who haven't found it yet, just hang on there. 

I know that there are colors that are easy to find while others just shy away from our vision. But don't despair, all you have to do is look around, take a second look, look down, look under, or look up. Yes, look up, that's how I have found my muse for this week's olive green.

 Lately, I notice that photo color palettes have been mushrooming in the web. I've been inspired to create one for quite some time now, but I haven't figured out how to do it. My guest posting here has done me more than good because I am encouraged to play with my photo tool so I can share something to all of you.
Here are the steps to create your own photo color palette:

1. Upload your photo to a Color Palette Generator. I used Pictaculous
2. After you have successfully uploaded the photo, click on Get My Palette.
3. Click Download Adobe Swatch File; then, save it.
4. Open in Photoshop the downloaded file. The colors will be added in the Photoshop swatches.
5. Open too in Photoshop the image you uploaded in step 1.
6. Click the Crop button and clear out the Width and Height values.
7. Be sure that the background color swatch is set to white.
8. Crop the photo and extend the dimension to your preference.
9. Add each swatch color using the Rectangle Tool.
8. Press CTRL + T to freely transform each swatch rectangle.
9. Adjust the dimensions to your preferred size.

There you go; your very own photo color palette. I find the color palette technique interesting and it adds a new twist to a photo.

I hope I inspired you all to find Olive Green in your surroundings. Be sure to link up next week at Project 64: Out of the Box. I'd like to thank Brooke and the other ladies of Project 64 for giving me and the other bloggers a chance to guest post here.

I'll be glad to hear from all of you, you can visit me at ArtsyBelle Images or at Facebook . Keep in touch so I will know that I am not just talking to myself (grin).



  1. Very cool -- I am going to go check it out! I have enjoyed seeing the creativity of everyone this week -- keep posting!

  2. I really like these and have done a few myself, but I do so through the dropper, using paint and I'm sure it can be done in photoshop as well. I simply use the dropper to pull the color of my choice, create a new project, size it up for the size I choose and then drop the color in, save it as a swatch - then a little while later after doing so, I create a mosaic to display it all.

    This is easier for me, but I'm sure that there are many who would find it easier this way. I've seen a few tutorials like this. The way that it highlights the colors in a photo is awesome!!

  3. Hey, I have started a new feature on my blog for those who host linkups on their blogs. Would love to feature you. You can see the details here.

  4. Love the idea of the color swatch. Thanks for the directions!

  5. Thanks for this link and the directions. I enjoyed making my own color swatch this morning.

  6. I love this idea of making color palettes! Thank you so much for being a guest this week and sharing your beautifully creative eye, your photos are a joy!