Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Road Trip Color Palettes

Our road trip took us through six states and quite a few attractions so I thought I'd use this post to not only highlight a few but also show you a fun little tool that you may not have seen before. Thank you Creature Comforts for your tutorial on how to use the Color Palette Generator from DeGrave. It is super easy to use, the only hitch is that your picture needs to be hosted on the web for it to work. If you use Blogger you already have a Picassa account so you are good. If not, I'm sure any other web hosted site would work. 

Here's the process:

Once you have your picture online go to your picture and right click on it. Then click Copy URL (see below)

In another tab or window open the Color Palette Generator. Paste the URL into the link. 

Click the Color Palette-ify and you are done!

Corn Palace Palette anyone? 

Maybe you'd love to have a house styled after this prairie afternoon?

Perhaps Yellowstone's bubbling pools are more your cup of tea?

 Chipmunk Chic anyone?
I love the moody pinks and greens of Badlands South Dakota. What a beautiful place.

So there you have it, a neat design tool and some pictures from my road trip all rolled in to one. If you are interested in seeing more they are up on my Facebook for all to see.


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  1. Oooh, I have been wanting to do make palettes like that for a while! Thanks for the tutorial! I especially love that one for the tropical picture with the bright blues and olive.

    Visiting from Serenity Now! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Wow this is so neat! I am so glad you posted a tutorial (I desperately need those!!) I can't wait to give this a try!

  3. VERY COOL! Thank you so much for posting (in very clear terms for a computer dummy like me) this site and how to use it. I saw your post featured at "Serenity Now".

  4. I have posted examples of this on my blog..., but had no clue as how to generate the colors. So this is cool. Shared it on my facebook page too -thanks!