Secret to cohesive color schemes: pick a bunch of colors you want to do (purple, blue, etc like you did here), then pick an overall color (let's say orange, for playfulness) that you want to tint everything towards... Overlay the "overall color" (or soft light, or whatever blending mode depending on if you want darker or lighter colors) and play with the opacity till you get something you can work with.
I did #FF9C00 set to Overlay and opacity set to 25% over your original choices to get this scheme.
In case you haven't noticed, there's now a video tutorial going a little bit more in-depth on this technique on Method & Craft! Check it out here.
over 2 years ago
Okay that's pretty damn smart.
This is super clever.
Thanks, guys! I hope it's useful to you.
I don't know why or how, but this just works.
Erica, you're my hero.
Wow. Just goes to show, we can always learn something new. Thanks Erica!
You're a genius :)
That's really clever! I will use this all over the place.
Interesting approach. Thanks for the tip!
Thank you! :)
Very nice tip Erica! An interesting way to find color schemes :)
Madam, you have just fixed the internet.
Thanks a lot!
Coming from a video background, this makes perfect sense. It's similar to color correcting/grading your footage. Amazing!
That is a really nice tip. Gonna use this!
Great tip. Leaving Saturation and Brightness the same while adjusting Hue is another simple way to create cohesive colour schemes.
totally will use it from now on.
That's an awesome tip, thanks for sharing Erica :)
That's a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.
Its certainly a novel idea, but it tends to make the colors muddy...perhaps that's just me...
Indeed a great tip. As Sean Duran, I've done quite a lot of video stuff in the past and learned this trick while doing compositing and grading. The mediums are connected! :)
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