Resources to help you design

Designing can be very time consuming. I spend a good 40 hours a week at the computer. So one of my favorite resources is http://www.colourlovers.com/ This sight is like a Facebook for designers. I love it because you get and receive feedback. The community is filled with some pretty RAD people. Above all, easy and fast to use. As well as very organized. After all, we all brave the data management of design. The company clearly  understands all of the above factors.

The CEO, Darius started the site as a way to connect emotion to design. The site has evolved over the years to become one of the largest online color databases. So, when you can’t afford the Pantone pack, or adobe suite, just get online and create a profile in color lovers. I even used it to create colors for this site. All by uploading my header image and, 30 seconds later I had my colors.

Some of my favorite features are….

PHOTOCOPA

PHOTOCOPA is the best way to make a photo inspired color palette. Load up your own photo from anywhere on the web and add it to the gallery for others to use as inspiration or keep it private for only your use. You can also search for great photos on Flickr.

Photocopa Application

Choose color palletes from photographs or pictures

WEB TRENDS

RGB, CSS, HEX …Oh My!

Looking for color palettes to inspire your next design? Have a color usability question? Explore our web community to share ideas, find advice and get color inspiration all in one place.

Use a pattern with color to define overall design

User pallete

Fashion ForwadThinking

The Best Looks Begin with Great Color

From Milan to Milwaukee we’re bringing all the best fashion color ideas and inspirations together to help you design the right look, plan the perfect outfit or construct your new line.

Overall, this site has so many tools. But depending on what type of design you do, there is something for everyone. Even a puppeteer could build a new character. The site is simple. Just take visuals of inspiration and use the site to help bring your idea into a understandable reality. All for FREE!!!!

Thanks to Darius and team for the wonderful world of colors. Where one can paint their own dream into reality!

Visit http://www.colourlovers.comand share the love!

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