Tech Tool Thursday — Creating Color Palettes for Your Images
I saw this great post on Facebook this week and thought it might be a good tool to share with you. Have you ever wondered what colors go with an image? Have you taken a really cool picture — or found one on Pixabay (free pictures) — that you want to use for an inspirational post, but you’re not sure what color font or background to use?
Well that’s what came up for me when I saw that FB post by Sarah Hackman. She said, “Google an image for your favorite thing and add the words color palette.” Go ahead, try it. I put in “surfing color palette” and here’s what I got:
Take a minute and go try it. Pretty cool, huh?
But I wanted MORE! These are great pictures to look at, but I can’t use them for anything.
So I did a quick search, “find color palette from image” and found this even cooler tool, Pictaculous.
Now you can create a color palette for your images. Here’s what it brought up from a picture of me in Hawaii.
Next, I went to Canva, uploaded my picture, and copied the number under the color swatches and used it for the font color.
Each of the color swatches is a live link that will take you to a new webpage with the color numbers.
I ended up using the pink, but I didn’t like how dark it was, so I lightened it and here’s the result:
There are so many ways to use these tools — take some time and play. If you need help, send me a note and we can spend some time together.