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Created Jun 7, 2010

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This group is for palettes and patterns combining colors of one specific lover, a palette dedicated to someone else (not yourself) using only his colours

To add a 1 lover palette, please check the index of names - if it's missing, create a new conversation using the lover's name as title - Thank you

NB: DO NOT SUBMIT ANYTHING ELSE THAN 1 LOVER ITEMS! ABUSERS WILL BE KICKED OUT WITHOUT WARNING!

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HOW TO MAKE A 1LOVER PALETTE?


Let's share our tips! =)


1 ) USE COLOUR SEARCH with the name of the lover's colours you are searching (example) -

2) USE COPASO'S SEARCH OPTION
As a starter, this is how I do things:
Searching Colors
The main tool is of course COPASO.
To search a specific lover's color, click the color tab and enter the Lover's name.
>>> See COPASO video tutorial at 05:50

From the search results:
To get information, color name and HEX value: select the color and click on the 'i'
To add the color directly to the scratchpad, select and click on the '+' sign


Other ways To Search
I also use the basic color searchengine and excellent Cuttlefish Palette Browser (with it's Bookmarklet of course)

To import a color into COPASO, copy the HEX code by the color name into COPASO's color picker (six characters preceded by a hash - eg: #FF6633)

Managing / Finding the Right Name
I made a palette combining Karnoug's colors AND special colour names where all color reflect a very sad or very happy feeling:
Manic_Color_Feelings

Using the search tools above, I just dumped all the colors I may use - in my case, those named with emotions - in COPASO's scratchpad so I can easily try variations:
>>> Scratch Pad: See COPASO video tutorial at 02:20

You can also just click on the '+'
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and see the color name by clicking the ' i ' (only here! not in the scratchpad!!! #@..!
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At last, if you really need a specific name and you're ready to wait, you could use their RSS feed with a RSS filter to track a specific keyword...
See KEEP TRACK OF PALETTES, PATTERNS AND COLORS


In The Future: Tags
Some lovers have started adding tags to their palettes which does make searching colors easier (eg: color palette , search result for tag 'Flashy')
For now only the creator can add tags when editing the palette but I think that in the future everybody can click in the sidebar to add tags. There's a "TAGS//Add a Tag +" for now it says "Coming very soon :-)"

So this is how I generally create 1 lover palettes, what about you?


PS: What a successful group! Created a week ago and already ~140 palettes! =D
PSPS: I didn't know there were alt urls: fr-fr.colourlovers.com

>> COPASO TUTORIALS
>> INDEX of TUTORIALS

THE SPONTANEOUS METHOD

I am very spontaneous, and when I visit a lovers page, I use the colors that appear "randomly"! On the right side of a COLOURLovers page you will see a grid of just "Color Badges".

(When I visit, sometimes what appears at that moment is inspiration enough for me.)

I then open Copaso in a New Window - really the best way, for me, so I can separate the windows by putting them side-by-side so I can see the lovers page at the same time. I then open each color badge in its own tab, (right click your mouse - and select "Open in New Tab" or "Open in New Window" - either will work). What matters is getting the code from the TAB itself! Type the code in Copaso - the color automatically (like "magically") appears.

If I happen to want different choices, I refresh the lovers page and new colors pop up!
Yes I also sometimes get the "spontaneous" inspiration kinda like Phoenixfire said, but if there's someone I want to make a palette for then I will go ahead and open Copaso and enter the lovers name and search through the colors it gives me but then I still will go to profile if there's a color I am looking for and enter in the code to get it so I guess my style is all over the place.. =)
ycc2106 wrote:
As a starter, this is how I do things:
Searching Colors
The main tool is of course COPASO.
To search a specific lover's color, click the color tab and enter the Lover's name.
>>> See COPASO video tutorial at 05:50

From the search results:
To get information, color name and HEX value: select the color and click on the 'i'
To add the color directly to the scratchpad, select and click on the '+' sign


Other ways To Search
I also use the basic color searchengine and excellent Cuttlefish Palette Browser (with it's Bookmarklet of course)

To import a color into COPASO, copy the HEX code by the color name into COPASO's color picker (six characters preceded by a hash - eg: #FF6633)



Managing / Finding the Right Name
I made a palette combining Karnoug's colors AND special colour names where all color reflect a very sad or very happy feeling:
Manic_Color_Feelings

Using the search tools above, I just dumped all the colors I may use - in my case, those named with emotions - in COPASO's scratchpad so I can easily try variations:
>>> Scratch Pad: See COPASO video tutorial at 02:20


At last, if you really need a specific name and you're ready to wait, you could use their RSS feed with a RSS filter to track a specific keyword...
See KEEP TRACK OF PALETTES, PATTERNS AND COLORS


In The Future: Tags
Some lovers have started adding tags to their palettes which does make searching colors easier (eg: color palette , search result for tag 'Flashy')
For now only the creator can add tags when editing the palette but I think that in the future everybody can click in the sidebar to add tags. There's a "TAGS//Add a Tag +" for now it says "Coming very soon :-)"

So this is how I generally create 1 lover palettes, what about you?


More CL tools & Links (updated today with tutorials and more widgets)

PS: What a successful group! Created a week ago and already ~140 palettes! =D
PSPS: I didn't know there were alt urls: fr-fr.colourlovers.com


GREAT INFO
Phoenixfire wrote:
THE SPONTANEOUS METHOD
I am very spontaneous, and when I visit a lovers page, I use the colors that appear "randomly"! On the right side of a COLOURLovers page you will see a grid of just "Color Badges".
I'd love it to happen more often!
I think spontaneous creations are in fact complicatedly related to subconsciousness and complexly complicated stuff...
Ok so I've found a new "random" way that I have found fun on the home page I've just randomly picked someones icon and then used their colors to make a palette makes it interesting!
I usually make a palette with colors and style that I think they'd like. I try to channel the lover and it's hard! I'm not very intuitive or even grasp the obvious sometimes.

Then I go through page by page to find colors to match my palette. Usually I can't find really close matches so a lot of times the end result is very different than what I started with! That is the fun part for me. I love browsing page after page of color. I'd fave them all if it didn't annoy people.
parafinity wrote:
I usually make a palette with colors and style that I think they'd like. I try to channel the lover and it's hard! I'm not very intuitive or even grasp the obvious sometimes.

Then I go through page by page to find colors to match my palette. Usually I can't find really close matches so a lot of times the end result is very different than what I started with! That is the fun part for me. I love browsing page after page of color. I'd fave them all if it didn't annoy people.

I think that's lovely! I sometimes try that too - like I did for you, visiting your website and palettes, through you say what you like on your page. =)
I think both are good, it can also be nice to make someone try a new style.
This is an other technic I started using:
I go to the name index and choose a random name
browse that lover's colors and choose 1 central color.
An other COOL one: COLOUR NAMES!!
Just check the names of some of these:
A_Weird_ConversationWicked_ycc2106_1LPButter_Frog_In_MineYccs_Pig_Cougar


There are great ones here: Groups / Colors with Great Names! Great place to start! :D
Challenges you can combine with 1LP


It doesn't Matter If There's Not Many Colours!
Sure! It's harder!

I'd like to share this 1LP palette Ketisse made - to show that you can - even with very few colors!
4_Ailema_Mirg_1LP
ketisse wrote:
It was Ailema Mirg who currently has 17 colors but when I made the palette, there were only 9. (actually when I started there were only 8 but while I was working, a 9th one popped up).


8 colors didn't put her off!
Check out the new page at 'Palette tells a story'

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