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    Post Online Colour Scheme Generators

    This are useful tools to get the colours of your map to work together. I would be really interested to hear how our resident industry pros (and talented amateurs) go about colour selection:

    http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

    http://www.limov.com/colour/schemes.lml

    http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

    http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/


    http://www.colorbrewer.org

    http://mudcu.be/sphere/

    http://kuler.adobe.com/

    http://colorschemedesigner.com/

    http://www.tigercolor.com/


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    Post Re: Online Colour Scheme Generators

    There's also www.colorbrewer.org

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    Okay, color me stupid (a little joke there...very little) but I never knew such things existed! These are amazingly useful!

    As a photoshop user, I could see loading a scheme, then playing with tints & hues (+brightness/contrast, etc.) on the entire scheme at once' this would to keep the color ratios in line, yet offer a wide range of actual color choices!

    Thanks, fellas! Great finds!
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    There is also Colorjack here - one of the best of the lot. I'm making this thread a sticky as these tools might prove to be very useful to the occasional visitor who may not be aware of it and to mappers in general.

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    ON a similar note, does anyone know of a reference for indexed gradients for terrain elevation mapping?

    I have a few (tropical, desert, generic, Mediterranean) and will upload them, but was looking for a reference....

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    And another one:
    http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/

    This one is different as it will take any image on the web and produces one dull palette and one vibrant palette that match the colors in the image provided.

    For example using the current featured map:


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    Another method (with more control) is to import the picture into a raster editing program (like GIMP, photoshop etc) and use a mosaic filter to break up the image into large squares of uniform colour. You can then use the colour picker to sample all the colours on the page (some programs have an automatic script which does this for you with one click).
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    Hey! That is a really neat idea, and I bet that is essentially what the website does as well.
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