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Created Jul 1, 2010

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CL tutorials & Patterns templates by type

Keywords (for group search): tutorial, how to, how can, seamless, image, video, embed, pattern search, tip, trick, HTML, help, badge, where is, find, Tutorials, Beginner's guide

NB: Please do not submit stuff not related to this place - Your pattern templates - those you designed - are welcome - using the group checkbox (1 example is better for me!)

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO COLOURlovers.com

General information & things which go in none of the other sections (these are slowly added as questions are asked)
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS PAGE (COPY, LINK.. whatever you want! )

On this page:
Where to look?
Where is the badge code?
What does asc desc mean?
Notifications
About Colours & Colour names - please read!
Video: How to post badge and embed images
>> CREATE SOMETHING NOW!

SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS: - Suggestions by Any

-Don't fave without love.
-If you use someone's palette to create a pattern, love it
-If you use and like someone's template, have the consideration to love it . Making templates is not easy, it takes a lot of time.

In short:
Love at least everything you consider worth using or those you simply like!
Loved items stand out when browsing, it's a bit like saying 'Hey! Check this out!'

browse most loved palettes today
browse most loved patterns today
browse most loved colors today
browse most loved templates today

See also ColourLovers etiquette

Where to look on a palette or pattern page?



These are the items on a page I interact with the most


1) EDIT This button is only visible if you are the creator See update below
2) LOVE - give 1 vote to this item
3) Add remove the widths (only on palette pages)
4) To create a pattern using this palette(only on palette pages)
5 ) The item's badge code - see more in detail here
6) Item preview image (used in many ways - see here)
7) Follow comments on this page
8) Tags - With the title, these are the keywords you can use for searching this item. The tags on pattern templates are specially useful as you can use the words to search that pattern in the pattern colorizor - see also how to quickly combine a specific palette & pattern

For profile pages, checkout Color + Design Blog / Site Updates: LOVES, FAVS, Templates

UPDATE:


The EDIT BUTTON has moved! It's now a dropdown menu called OPTIONS with the function DELETE
It's here on palette,pattern, template and colour pages:

This button is only visible if you are the creator
NB: For palettes , the EDIT button will open the palette in the basic editor or PHOTOCOPA - see how to edit a COPASO palette here)

CL Palette & Pattern Badges



At CL, these things are called badges:
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This is a pattern badge.

When you're on the page, you can get the copy paste code here:
copy paste Badge code

Palettes badges have two options: with and without widths:
Wonder_Womens_BraWonder_Womens_Bra
You get what you see:
If the palette has widths toggled (see screenshot above) - the badge will also
If you want to a badge without the widths, remove it from the palette then copy the badge code


Step By Step:
1) Click in the badge code field This automatically selects everything in the field (Note that it's not always the case elsewhere)
2) Press Ctrl+X (Hold down Ctrl and press X once)
All the code should disappear, you've put it in your "virtual clipboard" This is the same as using 'Cut' in the 'EDIT' menu of your browser
3) Click once where you want to put the badge = You tell the computer where you want to put it.
4) Press Ctrl+V This is the same as using 'Paste' in the 'EDIT' menu of your browser

You should see the code now - you'll see the badge image after you've clicked 'Sumbit'

Remember: You can always edit or delete your comments and start over



See also:
How to put 2 badges on the same line
Broken badges - How to fix

What is asc / desc ?

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asc = sort by ascending date (newest 1st)

desc = sort by descending date (oldest 1st)

See also:
HOW TO QUICKLY COMBINE ANY PATTERN + PALETTE

Notifications


Notice you can view notifications by Love, Favs, Comments and Follows separately:

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You can set notification options by clicking on 'account:

click to view in large


Related: Color + Design Blog / Site Updates: LOVES, FAVS, Templates
ABOUT COLOURS & COLOUR NAMES

There a whole world down there ! The color world is a bit like the underground of CL
You can see what's going on by looking in the sidebar when browsing colours

Colour names are often used to add meaning to the creations - When creating colors, please consider them!


If you don't name the colours, CL will name them with their HEX number, which is... not very meaningful and inspiring! (+free colors to name are becoming rare, they are becoming more and more valuable!)
Sometimes it happens by mistake, if so remember: YOU CAN EDIT!!
Click on the color below the palette or pattern to go there

Color names are also used in palette games (example: your palette tells a story) and the color pages themselves are a useful place to upload small images


Simply put - which one is the most inspiring?
F3EBE8pinkGeishas_Cheek

For some cool name examples, check out
> Groups / Colors with Great Names!

No imagination to name colours?


Use the help of name generators:
Funny Mean Names
Funny Name Generator
...or use the word of the day

This tutorial will show you how to insert a palette badge code and image(s) in to a blog post comment to play in some of the COLOURlovers blog contests/games that are similar to a scavenger hunt.

Video source article

CREATE SOMETHING NOW!



>> CLICK HERE TO MAKE SOMETHING

checkout names of the tool you want to use and see the index for more tutorial about each tool

(this is the link in the top menu 'TOOLS')

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