I love all the wonderful feedback I have received for my Natures Color Combos! Thank you everyone for the inspiration to even make them.. and now to make this tutorial.
Why do you want to know how to make a color pallet? Because you can use your own back yard for inspiration from yarn shopping, dying, or even for painting the interior of your home!
Okay, so here I go. I hope this helps!
Step 1: Open your photo through the Collage tab.
Step 2: Click and drag your photo onto the collage. You will now want to adjust the shape and proportions of the collage. You can click and drag the sides and dotted lines until you get the shape you need.
Step 3: You will probably want to resize your photo. It really depends on the camera you use. I resize most of my photos to be around 600 wide. Then I click on the number towards the right and it will automatically change it to where it needs to be.
Step 4: Click the paint pallet on the left, then change the size of the borders. I like mine at 8.. but everyone is different. You can even change the color of the border.
Step 5: Click on the “Edit” tab at the top of your screen.
Step 6: Edit your photo to your own liking. I like to add highlights and shadows from the “Exposure” tab. Sometimes I like to brighten the colors as well.. but with all the pink's in these rocks I couldn't without causing them to basically glow in red.
Step 7: Click on the butterfly icon (Overlays). Then select the rectangle.
Step 8: Place your first rectangle on the right side. I always tend to guess the exact size its needs to be. I wish I could give you measurements.. but each photo I do is different.
After you place your first rectangle where you need it- “right click” it. Select “duplicate layer”. Line up the next rectangle and repeat until you have 5 rectangles.. or the amount of rectangles you wish to use.
Step 9: Select the rectangle. Click on the color area the arrow is pointing at. Now you can grab whatever color you want from your photo. Repeat for each rectangle until they are all colors from your photo.
Step 10: Tada! You're finished!