Adobe Color CC for iOS
Snappy hues Capture inspiring colour combinations when you’re out and about
Creating colour palettes from scratch is a tricky skill to master, but everyday life throws up all manner of colours that combine in novel and inspiring ways. Wouldn’t it be great if you could record them for use in CS projects and share them with other artists? Adobe’s free app Color CC aims to make this possible.
Opening the app activates your iPhone’s camera, enabling you to capture any scene that grabs you – even a selfie. In Live mode a series of five circles home in on the most prominent hues in the frame; tapping the screen freezes the picture and stops the circles roving about so you can manually position them.
Photo mode gives you the choice of taking a snap or choosing one from your Camera Roll, selecting hues, and also applying auto-selection filters such as dark, muted and bright. Colour themes are stored in My Library, where they can be tagged and shared, and individual hues can be tuned via a colour wheel or hexadecimal sliders.
The interface is slick and easy to pick up, and captured themes become available in Adobe CS without any noticeable delay. But with no facility to archive source photos or name individual hues in a theme, Color CC still has room for improvement.
In Live mode a series of five circles home in on the most prominent hues in the frame. Price Free Company Adobe Web www.adobe.com