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Don’t you love those color palette boards on Pinterest, the beautiful array of toned, contrasting, and complementary colors are so popular, so useful when designing your blog, or for choosing colors that look great together.
Ever thought about making your own? It’s easy.
I’ve been using Pic Monkey Royale for all of my blog image editing for a few years now, I love how simple it is to use their fonts, graphics, filters and effects.
Photoshop, is great, and I will always love Lightroom.
But for my blog images, and those lovely quick and easy graphics, logos, watermarks, color palettes, even blog headers, and printables, that are so fun to create, I use Pic Monkey.
I like them so much I’ve become a affiliate, which means if you sign up for Pic Monkey Royale through the link in my posts, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. [thanks so much, and it all helps to run this blog!]
I’ve used PM for a long time, it’s only $4.99 a month, or $33 per year, [hint, a way better deal] it’s a steal.
So you can give it a try here’s a 30 day subscription FREE from PicMonkey to try.
How to make your own color palettes
1. Open Pic Monkey click on collage, you will be prompted to pick a image from your computer. Resize if needed.
2. Choose Biggie Smalls layout from sidebar on left, drag and drop image into largest box of collage, resize boxes by dragging curser across. Adjust your spacing between boxes if needed.
3. For an easy way to line up color boxes later, click on swatches, choose a color, or pattern and place it in each blank box on right hand side of collage. You will be replacing them later, so don’t worry about the color.
4. Click on edit, you can’t make changes to layout afterwards, so make spacing adjustments before clicking. You will be taken to the editing screen.
5. Click on overlays, [butterfly icon] choose rectangle in Geometric. Place over colorbox, enlarge your collage by scrolling mouse up and down to correct placement. Right click to duplicate rectangle image, cover each colorbox with a black image.
6. Go back to first box, right click, a color picker box will open up. Choose the eye dropper, and move it around your image until you find desired color. Repeat for each box, changing colors to match your main image.
7. When each box is desired color click layers icon, and save.
Congrats you have just made a custom color palette, now be sure to sign up to get your FREE 30 day subscription to Pic Monkey with access to all the fonts, filters, and awesomeness that they offer. Here’s a really cool tutorial on how to make a double exposure from them also.
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