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Thread: Choosing Colors

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    Choosing Colors

    I believe some people have an eye for color and some don't. I think I fall in the middle but dang, when it comes to this digi, stuff the color selection as far as papers, etc. goes I seem to be missing the boat. KWIM? I can be kind of anal retentive about certain things and I believe this is one of them. Will I have to resort to changing all my pics to b&w?
    So, any thoughts or ideas?

  2. I'm with you!! I feel I'm not all that good with color either. I'm constantly questioning whether I'm using the right colors or not. I tend to pic colors out of the photo and use that as my basis for finding the right papers / elements to use. Sometimes I have to recolor but I usually dig thru all my supplies before I go the route of recoloring. I wish I knew more of good colors that offset each other but I think that's why the Designer's do what they do best....making kits with colors that go well together.
    I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.


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    I agree, it can be hard when you are trying to exactly match your layout colors to your photo colors. You don't, however, always have to match (I have a paper scrapping friend who feels she does, and drives herself insane sometimes - no recolor option with paper, LOL)

    A little knowledge of complimentary colors can be helpful, try using a color wheel, just plug in the main color you are working with and it will pull up colors that work well with that. Here's a free one ...
    http://www.sessions.edu/ilu/ilu_1.asp

    and a couple of articles to help you think a little differently about color
    http://www.worqx.com/color/combinations.htm
    http://www.efuse.com/Design/palettes.html
    http://www.writedesignonline.com/res...les/color.html

    hopefully this will help a little bit

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    Thanks.
    I will have to take a look...later.
    Right now I snuck away for just a few minutes!

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