Adobe Color CC for iOS

Snappy hues Cap­ture in­spir­ing colour com­bi­na­tions when you’re out and about

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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

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