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Old 09-07-2011, 07:48 AM
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when you open your color palatte in your program.. there at the bottom of the pop up for it, will be a 6-digit number with a # sign infront . that is the hex code. does that make sense?
Thanks for answering this! I appreciate the help! I often use the eye-dropper tool in PSE to get my colors too.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:53 AM
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Ok, I didn't find what I was looking for, but this was a fun trick I didn't know about. You maybe did, but in case it's new for anyone else, I'm sharing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEx3VC7bxIQ
Hope this is ok.
(not for this challenge, I know, since we have a color swatch already, but for future needs )
I never thought about doing that, how clever! I might have to play with that. I can see using that to darken or mute a palette that's too bright without manually adjusting each color...a gray or black layer blended might just be the key! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:54 AM
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ah, ok. But I guess I can't make aco.files in PSE. Have to google that. Much easier to have a swatch, then copying the hex# into that field every time Thanks!
No, sadly you can't make them in PSE, but you can use them! I am a PSE user as well. I have one of my fellow designers helping me out and I will post the .aco file a little later today for those who prefer that.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:19 AM
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Alright, the swatch file (.aco) has been added to the original post!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:19 AM
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No, sadly you can't make them in PSE, but you can use them! I am a PSE user as well. I have one of my fellow designers helping me out and I will post the .aco file a little later today for those who prefer that.
Thanks for letting me know ... I can stop googling

I'm not sure how much difference it makes if I use the color picker tool and the image you posted - or if I have a aco-file? I'm almost done with my contribution for this challenge now. Need to do some finishing up, but now my son needs the puter for school work. (Can't let him do school work on his own puter, he'd just start playing games if I'd let him LOL)
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:37 AM
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Test it out, use the color picker and then double check that the hex code matches (it should). I like having my palette open while i design, I can put elements and papers next to it to check that it matches and isn't too far from the original color after layering and blending and such
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:02 AM
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Test it out, use the color picker and then double check that the hex code matches (it should). I like having my palette open while i design, I can put elements and papers next to it to check that it matches and isn't too far from the original color after layering and blending and such
I do this as well! Especially when working with the glitters yesterday, I wanted to be sure that I used the closest possible match.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:55 PM
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you're welcome! i use both PSP & PSCS5 for design. i have to use hex codes for psp as the .aco files won't work for it. it's relatively the same in every program.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:39 AM
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Another neat trick I use (if it hasn't been said yet), besides having the color swatch open. I make a locked layer underneath what I am designing and make the palette on it's own layer to make it easier to pick the colors.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:50 PM
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Is this through the whole month? Sorry I didn't see an end date on this.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:07 PM
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Yep, all month!
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:14 AM
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What a great idea!! I usually have the swatch open but with so many windows open in the program, sometimes it is difficult to go to it quickly. I must remember to do this.

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:26 PM
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I thought we were to leave the kits up until the 15 of Oct. I have tried to download some today (10/5) and their link has expired. Bummer!
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:32 AM
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Oh, I loooove this palette!
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