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Nov 16, 2006

Adobe Labs Introduces Kuler

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kuler is a new hosted application for creating, exploring and sharing color harmonies.

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At the web site, users can use the hosted app to create color schemes and themes based on predefined color formulas, or by mixing their own color themes using an interactive color wheel. Color themes can be created in multiple colorspaces including RGB, CMYK and LAB. Themes can be tagged, shared and commented on. Users can search the kuler online community for top rated colors, or search for schemes by tag word or date created. Users of Adobe Creative Suite 2 applications can download any color theme as an Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ASE) file that can be imported in their preferred creative application and can be applied on their artwork.

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Creating a color theme can be based upon “rules” or custom…

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…you can drag the color wheel to do color themes of your own making.

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The color swatches on the top were rotated to achieve a new theme on the bottom.

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Rules allow for quick formations of themes or you can check other popular or highly rated color themes.

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You can name and save themes and publish them for others to access.

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Each of the colors in a theme show readouts in various color values such as HSV, RGB, CMYK, LAB and HEX. The readouts of the color values can be copied to the clipboard. The themes can also be downloaded to use with Adobe Creative Suite applications.

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Above, other users have created and shared themes you can browse though.

For the full kuler experience, sign in using your Adobe ID. You can then save, publish, download, rate and comment on themes. Be sure to check out the kuler talk forum.

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