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Adobe released the popular color theme and design tool service Kuler last Thursday, as a free iPhone app. Kuler is a useful color inspiration tool for selecting colors for website designs, brochures, and even matching colors for clothing outfits. The mobile app is based on the companion Kuler website, which Tim Brookes reviewed Find The Perfect Color Scheme Every Time With Adobe Kuler Find The Perfect Color Scheme Every Time With Adobe Kuler Whether you're building a website, designing a brochure or painting your spare room; finding the perfect combination of colors can be a daunting task. It often takes more than just personal taste to marry shades... Read More recently.

The Kuler app allows users to snap a photo of any object, e.g., a painting, flower, photo, or website, and the app will create a color theme palette based on the photo capture. Titles and tags can be added to a palette, and shared publicly.

Users can save and sync selected color swatches to the Kuler website, as well as share them via email or Twitter. Color swatches can also be edited and adjusted using the color wheel and RGB color sliders. A base color can be selected to quickly identify other colors that work with it.

In addition, Kuler includes six pre-set color rules, such as monochromatic, complementary, shades, and five pre-set color moods in camera mode—all useful for creating custom themes.


The Kuler website includes a community of color enthusiasts, and the Kuler tool can be used with Adobe applications such as InDesign and Illustrator. You simply log in to the Kuler site using your Adobe ID, which if you used on other iPhone Adobe apps will automatically be added to your downloaded Kuler app.

Kuler is great for designers, artists, web and app developers, craft makers, or anyone who loves color. Are you a designer? Have you used Kuler? Let us know how you have used the Kuler site, and what features you would like to see added to the mobile version.

Source: The Next Web

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