Best Apps for Graphic Designers

by Fred Showker

Best Apps for Graphic Designers

Fred picks the best iPad and iPhone apps for graphic designers A million palettes in your pocket is a big promise. But these apps can do that and quite a bit more. And, they're so cheap, you can check out several. How handy is it to have a color specifier to refer to while working -- without leaving the screen you're on? * myPANTONE? X-Ref * Grab the color you want * Palettes Pro Universal * Color Mood Designer * My (Your) Color Season ... and more

A million palettes in your pocket

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

ColorSchemer -- Put over a million palettes in your pocket, and turn your iPhone/iPod Touch into an endless source of ideas and inspiration from the 450,000-member COLOURlovers creative design community.
      Browse and search over 1 million palettes created and shared by COLOURlovers members. Use fun color tools to create your own palettes whenever inspiration strikes, and share them with the COLOURlovers community
READ THIS REPORT Full story : CHROMAom : ColorSchemer
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myPANTONE? X-Ref

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Want to find the best matches among all the different PANTONE color libraries? What PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM color can be matched in the new PANTONE Goe System? Is there a PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM or GOE color that matches the color in the PANTONE fashion and home system?
      Just pick the PANTONE color you want to match and the myPANTONE X-Ref app will find matches for you in the other PANTONE Systems.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : myPANTONE
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Grab the color you want

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Color Drop utilizes the device's camera (or image gallery) as a color eyedropper. If you see a color you like out in the world, simply snap a photo and find out what colors are contained. After loading a color from a photo, you can then modify it as needed and save it to your color gallery.
      View colors in hex (web), RGB, or CMYK formats. Colors can be modified in either RGB or hex formats. Every photo you snap in the application is saved to your camera roll so you can easily come back to it later.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : TransEffect : Color Drop
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Palettes Pro Universal

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Palettes Pro is a powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining color palettes. Great for creating color schemes. Now you can create a color palette anywhere at anytime.
      Grab colors from a photograph, a website, or add colors using any one of 5 color models. Quickly find matching colors with support for many different color schemes. You may create and store any number of palettes.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Rick Maddy - Palettes Pro
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Color Mood Designer

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Color Mood Designer is the professional way to quickly find the color combination that is right for your designing project. This software application is a much more convenient method to use than having to transport multiple, heavy color swatch books to your client meeting.
      Color Mood Designer allows you to quickly scroll through specific categories of emotions and easily choose the correct variety of three color combination swatches. Once you've found the mood swatches just right for your client's project, Color Mood Designer takes care of the rest
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Yabadev: Color Mood Designer
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My (Your) Color Season

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Which colors suit me? This app helps finding the right colors for your type. After choosing your type you can fill the screen with any of your colors. Hold the screen next to the chosen clothing, and you see if it suits you.
      What is my color season? Swiss painter Johannes Itten matched colors to the natural look of his students. His findings evolved to color analysis in arts and fashion. The app includes four different color palettes, named like the seasons. One of these harmonizes best with your natural look.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : feld.net's My Color Season
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Fred Showker