Sunday, January 26, 2014

How To Make A Color Swatch Palette In Illustrator From A Photograph - How To

Design Seeds does pretty color palettes based on photos. These photos were taken last summer at the Farmer's Market and the Water Lily was taken at Como Zoo.
Color Swatch Palette made from a photo of peppers

Color Swatch Palette made from a photo of flowers

Color Swatch Palette made from a photo of flowers

Color Swatch Palette made from a photo of a water lily
To make the color palette:

Crop your photograph in Photoshop and place the image into Illustrator.

To Make The Rectangles:
Make a shape. I used a rectangle.
Click on the shape. Press Option then Shift to copy the shape. Drag the copy into place.
Command D duplicate.
Keep clicking Command D until you have all the shapes you want.

To Color The Rectangles:
Click on a rectangle. Touch the Eyedropper Tool to the photo to capture the color.

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