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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Focusing on Life - Week 17
a full shot of amazing colours or small pops of colour against a muted
background, this week break out your camera and capture some colour. Think about how the colours of the shot affect
your mood, feelings, perception of your surroundings! Focus on how the colours impact your decision
to take a particular shot.’
I’ve actually been playing around with colour a lot lately.
I recently learned how to create colour palettes in Photoshop, thanks to a
really great tutorial by Brandi.
Here are a few samples below created from photos that I took myself with my little Sony Cybershot camera:
My challenge to myself this year is to design a collection of jewelry pieces inspired by some of the colour palettes I create. Or perhaps to base the colour scheme of a new quilt on one of them.
The 'colour picker' allows you to focus in on any of the colours in the photo and pull them out to your palette. There are times when I've been able to get two completely different colour palettes from the same photo simply by changing the area of the photograph I'm focusing on.
Note: the butterfly photo was taken by a friend, not me.
Concentrating on the flower and stem
Focusing on the butterfly
As you can see, I've been having fun with this. *smile*