COLOR! New era, new tools

by Fred Showker

Fred's favorite color apps for graphic designers Never before have designers had such a broad and exciting landscape of color palette tools. With mobile devices, iPads, iPhones and iPods, the designer can rule the color world for just a few dollars. Here are the top apps we found for your mobile device ... * myPANTONE makes it all accessible * colorSutra * Color Stream - palettes from scratch * Colormixer sketch pad for color * Cliqcliq Colors - color picker * Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's... and more!

myPANTONE makes it all accessible

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Who says you can't take it with you? Not Pantone. With the myPANTONE Apple iPhone app you have access to a variety of PANTONE Color Libraries, including the new PANTONE PLUS SERIES, and the ability to build color palettes and share them with colleagues and clients.
      myPANTONE offers graphic, Web, fashion and apparel designers a way to take PANTONE Colors with you wherever you go. Can't remember what a color looks like? Now you can have a Portable Color Memory for use in Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, and CorelDraw
READ THIS REPORT Full story : myPANTONE
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colorSutra

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Ever wonder how professional designers create great color combinations every time? This fun application makes this incredibly easy: just pick a color from a color wheel, or sample it with the iPhone camera. colorSutra will automatically give you the colors that match.
      You can save your colors for later, so you can access them while picking items that fit your color scheme. This is useful for shopping, color-coordinating your clothes, interior decorating, designing web sites. The possibilities are endless... (Alt)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : colorSutra, by Alex Rybkin - www.colorsutra.com
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Color Stream - palettes from scratch

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Color Stream lets you create and store color palettes, that are either created from scratch, or generated from a photo, or even auto-generated using our built-in color schemer (which supports analogous, monochromatic, triadic, and more!).
      Save any one of your palettes to your photo library (and have the option to make it your wallpaper), email it to whoever (with included hexcodes and sample html), as well as browse flickr for appropriate color-related pictures. (ALT)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Color Stream By Sahil Lavingia
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Colormixer sketch pad for color

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

Colormixer is a sketch pad for color; uniting the eye and the hand to create finer color palettes, themes and graphic compositions through a more elegant way of color interaction.
      Includes an interactive color tutorial for artists, designers and students teaching the principles of color design; learn about color effects and create your own color compositions, which can be saved or exported as wallpaper, color palettes or web graphics. Colormixer opens up vast new dimensions of color expression.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Chromatic Arts Colormixer
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Cliqcliq Colors - color picker

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

If you're a designer or developer working with CSS, HTML, Flex, Flash, Objective-C or other media-centric technologies, you'll spend a good amount of time finding the exact colors you want to use and converting between various scales and formats.
      With cliqcliq Colors, you can create palettes based on colors you like best and quickly convert between RGB, HSB, and CMYK as well as integer and floating point scales.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : cliqcliq Colors
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Fonts And Colors Reference for designer's

Cool stuff for iPhone, iPod and iPad

This application is a reference guide for designers. You can check diferents types of fonts are the most used and also get RGB values of any color. Also you can show a list of pantone colors.
      This app is ready for iPad,iPod Touch,iPhone and iPhone 4 with Retina Display ... all purpose -- pretty cool!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Atomic Flavor
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Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries with other readers. Just send and email, contribute your own article, join the Design Cafe forums, or follow DTG on Facebook!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker