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Created Apr 6, 2010

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Home of:
IFRC : The daily Random Color Game
IF-word: ~weekly Inspiration Word/theme
P2P - Linking Patterns To Photos/Pictures
and more...
also to share Colour tools, colour resource, tips... (There's also a list of CL tools)

DO NOT SUBMIT ANYTHING RANDOMLY! PLEASE!! SEE THE GUIDELINES-INDEX

keywords: Inspiration, Interpretation,Challenges,game,fun,test,Linking Stuff,Experiments,Bits & Odds..

INDEX + Guidelines

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NEW INDEX HERE


To all new commers: Welcome! =)
This group has many sections and maybe be confusing, a good look at the index below may help:

> IFP2P - Linking Patterns & Photos (BADGECODE)
> IFPP - PICTURE PALETTES
> CL Color Tools & Colour Resource
> Unofficial Colourlover Palette & Pattern Dictionary (in contruction)
> IFRC 2011 Daily Ramdom Colour
> IF Words: (fjust discovered: this is similar to colourlovers challenge)
- IF Guidelines
- list of paste & present IF words
- IF word suggestions <- let's discuss and suggest IF words here!

> IF & RC Gallery - highlights
> IF Badges
> IFRC 2010

EXPERIMENTAL SECTION:
> IFMP - Morphing palettes
> IFIB - Image Based - everything inspired on one specific image
> IFSP - SELFPORTRAITS
> IFSP - PrimarySecondary - Palettes of defined hues .
This experiment is now closed aa 'next step experiment will start'
2R1O2G   -   1R2O1Y1G   -   1Y2B2P   -   IFPS5B   -   1O1R1P1B1G   -   IFSPY/B

Misc
FESTIVAL OF LOVE

TECHNICAL HELP - TUTORIALS
> List Of Other CL Challenges



ONLY TAGGED ITEMS HAVE A CHANCE TO SHOW UP IN THE GROUP HIGHLIGHTS - as explained here

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RELATED TO ONE OF THE SECTIONS!
Due to many abuses:
TAGS ARE OBLIGATORY
IF YOU SUBMIT ONLY USING THE EDITOR CHECKBOX!

(What are those checkboxes?)

[IF] WORDS


Submissions to past IF words are always welcome! ^^'
>> ALL IF COPY PASTE BADGES HERE<<
Suggest a word


IF1 - Giggle -     IF1 Badge
IF2 - Beetle -     IF2 Badge
IF3 - Humanity -     IF3 Badge
IF4 - Dizzy -     IF4 Badge
IF5 - Shade -     IF5 Badge
IF6 - Ice Screem -     IF6 Badge
IF7 - Gesamtkunstwerk -     IF7 Badge
IF8 - Plastic -     IF8 Badge
IF9 - Birds       IF9 BADGE
IF10 - Fish     IF10 BADGE
IF11 - Eyes     IF11 BADGE
IF12 - Ethnic -     IF12 Badge
IF13 - Peacock       IF13-BADGE
IF14-Chimera -     IF14 Badge
IF15 - Gold       IF15 BADGE
IF16 - Surrealism -     IF16 Badge
IF17 - Vintage Cartoon       - RC 31/08 - Festival     IF17-BADGE
IF18 - Machine       - RC 11/09
IF19 - Matisse       - RC21/09
IF20 - Fall Fashion       - RC 28/09
IF21 - Hair       - RC07/10
IF22 - The 80's       - IF22@IFRC - IF150 lovers special
IF23 - Halloween       - IF23@IFRC
IF-24 - Cats -       IF24@IFRC      IF24 badge
IF25 - EDWARD HOPPER - IF25@IFRC
IF26 - NURSERY RHYMES - IF26@IFRC
IF27 - FOOD - IF27@IFRC
IF28 - Pre-Raphaelite - IF28@IFRC
IF29 - CORAL - IF29@IFRC
IF30 - ASTRONOMY - IF30@IFRC
IF31 - CHRISTMAS - IF31@IFRC
IF32 - Year 2011 - IF32@IFRC
IF33 - Triangles - IF33@IFRC
IF34 - Nudes - IF34@IFRC
IF35 - Celtic - IF35@IFRC
IF36 - CARNIVAL - IF36@IFRC
IF37 - LEAF - IF37@IFRC
IF38 - PRISM - IF38@IFRC
IF39 - JAPAN - IF39@IFRC IF39 BADGE
IF40-REVOLUTION - IF40@IFRC
IF41-SPING FASHION - IF41@IFRC
IF42-BUTTERFLY - IFRC@IFRC
IF43-URBAN_LEGENDS - IF43@IFRC
IF44-GEMSTONES 26 march - IF44@IFRC     IF44 BADGE
IF45-Guilty Pleasures 4th April - IF45@IFRC     IF45-BADGE
IF46-Frogs 11th April - IF46@IFRC     IF46-BADGE
IF47-Easter 20th April - IF47@IFRC     IF47-BADGE
IF48-WEATHER 25th April - IF48@IFRC     IF48-BADGE
IF49-MYTHOLOGY 4 May - IF49@IFRC     IF49-BADGE
IF50-DISNEY 13 May - IF50@IFRC     IF50-BADGE
IF51-BOLLYWOOD 22 May - IF51@IFRC     IF51-BADGE
IF52-Flower 30 May - IF52@IFRC



IF1 Giggle - IF2 Beetle - IF3 Humanity - IF4 Dizzy - IF5 Shade - IF6 Ice Screem - IF7 Gesamtkunstwerk - IF8 Plastic - IF9 Birds - IF10 Fish - IF11 Eyes - IF12 Ethnic - IF13 Peacock - IF14 Chimera - IF15 Gold - IF16 Surrealism - IF17 Vintage Cartoon - IF18 Machine - IF19 Matisse - IF20 Fall Fashion - IF21 Hair - IF22 The 80's - IF23 Halloween - IF24 Cats - IF25 EDWARD HOPPER - IF26 NURSERY RHYMES - IF27 FOOD - IF28 PreRaphaelite - IF29 CORAL - IF30 ASTRONOMY - IF31 CHRISTMAS - IF32 Year 2011 - IF33 Triangles - IF34 Nudes - IF35 Celtic - IF36 CARNIVAL - IF37 LEAF - IF38 PRISM - IF39 JAPAN - IF40 REVOLUTION - IF41 SPING FASHION - IF42 BUTTERFLY - IF43 URBAN_LEGENDS - IF43 GEMSTONES - IF45 Guilty Pleasures - IF46 Frogs - IF47 Easter - IF48 WEATHER - IF49 MYTHOLOGY - IF50-DISNEY - IF51-BOLLYWOOD - IF52-Flower

Header background by Lerner
GIGGLE

[IF] WORD GUIDELINES



Welcome to IF, Fun Interpretation* !

About every week a word is proposed to be used as inspiration

▶ What?
Words can be anything: Emotions, Objects, Actions, Adjectives, Places... Suggestions are super welcome ! ... sometimes I'm out of ideas =P

▶ Why?
This was the 1st idea of this experimental group.
I first searched for a group that did something similar but didn't find any, so here it is!
And also because sometimes collective creations can be surprising! Coincidences, similarities , opposites can be fun to see...

▶ When ?
About every week or so

▶ Posting
Post your palettes, patterns, related images, poems... ANYTHING! on the IF word page it belongs to manually (see above list of IF words)
TAGS: (See tag input area)
Add the IF word tag , IF13 for peacock, IF33 for triangles...
Tags are optional if you manually post your item on the page

Also, only tagged items have a chance to be exposed in the group highlights and specials. (this, because you can easily search & sort them - example)

BADGE:
Each IF word has a badge you can put in the description area of your item.




You can choose any word that inspires you at that moment. You can also post old things, or even someone else's (if the creator doesn't mind.)

Thank you =)



The header bg is by Wordofmouse
Scribble_Cat

Daily Random Color Challenge [IFRC]

This is a similar challenge as Cx3 except the colour is randomly generated by anyone, a new coulor can be submitted everyday and IF words are encourage to be used as inspiration.

IFRC 2011 SUBMISSIONS HERE




HOW TO PLAY IFRC


1) Use the random color
The latest random color is the last submitted color to this group thread
Optional but advised, you can also

> Add the IFRC tag - so this may show up in the group highlights and on my page - to all palettes and patterns using the RC color( because tags enable to search & sort RC palettes)
This even if you create a pattern using someone else's RC palette.

Tag input areas are available in all editors (click image view in big -if you can't see the image try this one)
NB: Only items tagged IFRC will be used for the group highlights & special gallery

> Add the IFRC badge, you can find the badge code on the color page of the day - This badge contains all the important links you may need - eg: Clicking on date leads to the RC of this group thread

> Post the palette badge to the group page (screenshot of where to get the palette badge)



ANYRC


Late submissions: Once a new colour is submitted, items created using the previous day's colour can no longer be submitted to the group page.
Late submissions and any items created using passed RC colours can be submitted here and tagged ANYRC + the other tags (tags are comma separated)



SUBMITTING A NEW COLOR



Any member can submit a new color every 24h CTS - starting from 00:01 CTS
Time is calculated according to CST time, this clock:

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Panama, Chicago are CTS - see time in Chicago)
What Time is CTS for me?
Here's a world map with time zones: TimeTicker - in the bottom right menu select U.S.A./Central U.S.A.


1) First check to see if someone has all ready grabbed a daily color - day starts at 00:00 to 23:59

2A) If there's a color - too late! Try again tomorrow!

2B ) If there's no colour, go grab a random color. For example here: kColors ( or any color generator - see more below)

Get the HEX code's color badge and paste it in the group thread - straight away before you create your palette or else others may submit an other one. (see how to get the badge below)

- If the colour is yours, please also try to tag it IFRC

- If 2 colours are submitted at the same time, like it happened here, it's the first posted comment that counts.

- If a colour is posted too early, it's considered non valid



How to get the colour badge:


To get the color palette of an existing color just type this url followed by the Hex code : www.colourlovers.com/color/hexcode
Example : http://www.colourlovers.com/color/820F00
Or go here and just change the numbers.
If the colour doesn't exist create it : there will be a 'Add this colour' button on the colour page.
I hope you all know this: The HTML code for the color badge is in the sidebar of the colour page


THE RC BADGE


Making the badge and suggesting an image are optional.
But you are welcome to do it!
See how to update the IF badge code
It's is advised to upload a copy of the image here
See how to download an image and upload it here at CL



ABOUT COLORS NAMES


Very quickly it turns out that colour names are important - try to name the colour with an inspiring name - if the random color you fell on already exists but does not have an interesting, inspiring name, try getting a free color by changing the last letter of the hex code.
Also please avoid controversial names & delicate subjects such as politics and religion



PRIZES


There are no winners of course but palettes, patterns and colours with the highest score may sometimes receive a virtual badge like this
July 2010 ❤

Most loved RC palette!

NB: This is only possible if palettes, patterns and colors are tagged IFRC!!

-Voilà! That's it! Thank you!



LINKS



CHALLENGES-GAMES ELSE WHERE

(active groups I know of)
1 Lover Color Palette Using only colours of a specific person
5-Word Story Palette Game (also YOUR PALETTE TELLS A STORY (GAME) - CHALLENGE: TELL A STORY!!!)
and all that jazz Free palettes by composer
Artist Palette Challenge : Inspired on Painters
Blu Lovrss does contests (need updating)
Colorful Song Lyrics - using colour names from lyrics
Colour Collection Challenge(Cx3) Create a collection of 3 using a specific colour
NEW! Haiku Palettes & Poetic Patterns
Mathematical Challenge
Name gaming palettes
wordlinks: where the last word is the first of the next color name
Real-Time Word Links
Remembrance In loving memory of people who were
Technicolor Passions Weekly word
To Begin With... similar as above but color must start with the same word instead of lover
Unicorns Rainbow Challenge Starts with the last color previous palette and make it a rainbow
Your Top Five Colors


Forum
PLAY A GAME? (2+2=5) take previous 2 colors
Play a Game? (Give and Take)
THE COLOURLOVER ABOVE ME'S PROFILE PICTURE
YOUR PALETTE, MY PATTERN - create a pattern using a palette created by the previous person who commented
MAKE AS MANY PATTERNS AS YOU CAN

Misc
THE COLOURLOVER ABOVE ME
INTERESTING COINCIDENCES
YOU REMIND ME OF...
Ugliest Patterns!
Love for Ugly
The Ugliest Color Combos
YOUR UGLIEST PALETTE?
Mix n Mash up Combine 2 palettes
Take Two [T2] Combine 2 palettes
NEW! Colors with Great Names!


> Does not seem active any more (but keeping them just fir incase)
Miyazaki-san _ Studio Ghibli Palette based on proposed pictures by Miyazaki




Useful:
Image search
pix.fr

Color Search
For Flickr
retrievr Search similar (upload or URL) or sketch
Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.
Content Based Visual Image Search : Tiltomo
Color Fields Colr Pickr
Picitup Demo page color & basic shape
Etsy :: Shop by Color
Category Colors - Photobucket
Travel by color - Explorra

Image Resource: (images must be re-hosted)
WikiPaintings.org
deviantART
Worth1000 Search
Pop Art Machine
Vintage Ad Browser
WikiPaintings.org

Places you can hot link images (see about hotlinking here)
imagemania
Wikimedia Commons

SCIENCE:
Biomedical Image Awards 2006 - Gallery
Stock science and specialist images and footage
Wellcome Images
Category:Colorful drawings - Wikimedia Commons




Fridge_Flakes
Do you know how to search for photos by HEX code, YCC?
OrigamiMei wrote:
Do you know how to search for photos by HEX code, YCC?

You mean like the 'FIND PHOTOS WITH THIS COLOR' on the color page, and that leads to istockphotos?
No I haven't found were you can search with a HEX code in the page - but you can search RGB by tweaking the URL
At the end it includes the RGB:

Save the Rainforest HEX: #729E51 RGB: 114/158/81
www.istockphoto.com/search/?facets={"4":"114,158,81"}
Mouse Click Button HEX: #F55F34 RGB: 245/95/52
www.istockphoto.com/search/?facets={"4":"245,95,52"}

Not sure what the 1st "4" is for, maybe the range or something.

I have not seen any precise color search engine by hex code - The above list of color search engines are the only I know
There's also Google color search options, very basic but better than nothing
+ Now you can upload images and it'll tell what it finds! =D

Why upload a copy of image you found on the web?

Using images found on the web as-is without hosting it yourself is called "hotlinking" or 'bandwidth theft (see here)

John McCain Busted for Hotlinking

In 2007, John McCain's Myspace page used hotlinked images without permission.

Since he was running for president, you can just imagine how much bandwidth that used!

The graphics' owner fought back by replacing one with an embarrassing and amusing image.

McCain is lucky. Many people replace hotlinked graphics with something obscene.

Dear Anna, according to the new guidelines, it says we should avoid color names that have to do with politics and religion. I don't think anyone had a problem with my Easter color, but in the future, should I try to avoid names like that? It didn't even occur to me that it might be controversial. I don't think it was seeing as how many people "loved" the color and participated! :-) I agree that the name of the color shouldn't be something like 5032 or whatever. So boring!
sundancer wrote:
Dear Anna, according to the new guidelines, it says we should avoid color names that have to do with politics and religion. I don't think anyone had a problem with my Easter color, but in the future, should I try to avoid names like that? It didn't even occur to me that it might be controversial. I don't think it was seeing as how many people "loved" the color and participated! :-) I agree that the name of the color shouldn't be something like 5032 or whatever. So boring!


sundancer: If you notice I did not participate that day as did some others. I think that it is A-OK for you to use a color with that name in your own palette. But as the RC color of the day, you need to realize we are a very diverse community. Folks from all over the world are on CL with many different religious and political beliefs. And seeing as those are the most controversial subjects, it makes good sense to try to avoid this in a group that is not about that. And you are right, many folks were agreeable to your color name, as they must be christian. But not all in the group are. And this is Anna's group and she is moderator and her rules apply. I think Anna is trying her best to keep all things equal as much as possible and I am grateful to her for realizing that this indeed a diverse group.

However, if you feel like creating your own group for Christians, that is truly a good idea as you can be assured that those in that group will be acceptable to creating in that realm.

Cheers, sweetie! :)
Thanks both of you for your input!
I imagine some may think it's over reacting but I thought it to be a controversial colour name because I received satisfied and unsatisfied notes.
Someone said if we accept that we could also have color names for other religions... so before anything like happened, I preferred to add that line in the guidelines
As for all rules it's hard to decide a clear limit - at an extreme point anything could be turned religious - even a simple apple! I think an apple would be exaggerated and I hope you do too. So I rely on you all, in your good will to understand what is and is not controversial and keep in mind that we're an international community.

Above all, let's not be too serious and have fun! =D
Oh my goodness is this confusing and long....I joined thinking it would be fun and then realized I don't know what the heck is going on. Pardon my stupidity but I just can't understand a word of it and it's in Engllish, lol. But seriously you guys must be geniuses to understand and actually do all this whatever it is. Kudos to all of you but I will not be participating for one thing I don't even have the time to read all the guidelines etc. Some peeps must have a lot of time on their hands. Wish I had some of their hands!!
Everyone has his or her own situation, there's no need to think everyone has the same amount of time or life situation here. I, for one, am extremely thankful to ycc2106 in particular, and to all the other active CL members who share their work, ideas and tips, who take the time to organize these things, groups, games, information. I come here to play with colours, and I can't imagine this place without all the work ycc has put in purely as a labour of love.

I also wish I had more time but only because I love this place so much and could easily spend every minute of every day here and never be bored! :)

Also, I am another person who totally agrees with Trixxie above.
Hi everyone,
Just two little things I wanted to say,

Firstly, in response to the "controversial colours" issue, I think it's important to understand that, particularly when it comes to colours with specific religious connotations, it's not simply that people may be offended by your choice but also that many people are aware of the sensitivity of this subject and are concerned about offending others.

For instance, if somebody posted a colour relating to Passover or Ramadan, I (as a Christian) would not be at all offended but I probably would not participate because, even though I have studied both Judaism and Islam at university and know a bit about them, I am aware that they are outside of my personal faith experience and I would be concerned that any palette I attempted to make relating to those religions might be seen as offensive to Jews or Muslims, even if it was not intended as so. Does that make sense? My point is that I think it is always prudent to err on the side of sensitivity with regards to this topic.

Secondly, the "colour submission time" issue. I think it makes things a little bit difficult and confusing for people (especially newbies) that the clock (as awesome as it is) is buried halfway down this long and complex (though again, awesome and very helpful) thread. If I may therefore make a suggestion ycc that you start a new thread which has nothing but the clock (and maybe brief submission instructions) in it. Call it "The RC Clock" in big bold letters so that it is easily visible and accessible. I think that would help quite a bit to clear things up. It's worth a try at least:)

Thankyou for all your fabulous work ycc and colour on lovely peeps!

Peace Out, Luna Rosa:)
Thankyou ycc, I really hope the clock thread helps lessen confusion:)
captiveinflorida wrote:
Oh my goodness is this confusing and long....I joined thinking it would be fun and then realized I don't know what the heck is going on. Pardon my stupidity but I just can't understand a word of it and it's in Engllish, lol. But seriously you guys must be geniuses to understand and actually do all this whatever it is. Kudos to all of you but I will not be participating for one thing I don't even have the time to read all the guidelines etc. Some peeps must have a lot of time on their hands. Wish I had some of their hands!!

Yes, there is a lot and you don't need to read all the guidelines, It's more to have rules for when there's a problem.
So one can say: "see here, I didn't just make this rule up now! It's the same for everybody!"

and for time: it was started over a year ago.

What language do you speak best?
So very nice to see CSL Colorful Song Lyrics mentioned here. Thank you for your post Anna!

As well as mentioning the forum thread "Make as many patterns with your palette" - that is a bit mis leading as to who's palette you make patterns with - it is the previous players submission.... wish I could change the title.

:)
Yeah - that title miss guided me! I posted a palette with patterns for a while - then removed it! But I blocked the whole game! ^^'
I just cut off the end - is that OK?

PS: If the comments turn the page - I'll delete them! Just leave what I think the most useful.
Team
Hey everyone. I realize this was from last year, the conversations above, but I think a lot of what is confusing about groups and challenges is the fact the way the groups are designed. Admins do the best they can making everything lay out, but there aren't really many options.

When COLOURlovers gets the opportunity to address these layout and functionality tools of the groups, it'll be nice. :)

As always ycc2106, great job! m.

- Molly
Community Curator

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