Have you ever had a picture that you just loved the colors in? Well there is a super easy way in Photoshop and Elements to get an indexed color chart from your photo.
First, open your new photo.
Then in the menu bar -> Image -> Mode -> Index Color. A box will pop up. Click “ok”.
Go BACK to Image -> Mode -> Color Table
There you have it! A color table will all the colors from your photo! You can now use your color picker to make a swatch or find colors to re-color elements to match your picture. Have fun!
If you’re a Mac user and would like those boring blue folders filled with your kits to display the kit preview, product preview or something else – this is for you!
Many designers include an image in their products named folder.jpg – my understanding is that, in Windows, this image automatically displays as the folder icon. Mac users are not so lucky, but we can still get beautiful folder icons if we put in a little work!
Step 1: Open the Product Preview (you can also use the folder.jpg file if it’s included). Make sure that it’s sized to 600×600 at 72ppi (or smaller).
Step 2: Copy the entire image. (Select All (CMD-A) and copy (CMD-C))
Step 3: Go to the folder containing the kit/product you want to replace the image of. Right Click and select “Get Info”
Step 4: Click on the little blue folder in the upper corner, it should get a fuzzy blue border on it showing it’s selected. CMD-V to paste your image in that place
Step 5: Admire your work, your blue folder has been replaced with the preview image you used!
*Kit used for this tutorial is First Birthday by Nibbles Skribbles Coming soon!
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