Don't miss the latest stories
Adobe’s Lovely UI Lets Artists Play Around, Wholly Carefree, With Color Palettes
By Yoon Sann Wong, 22 Jul 2017
In a bid to enhance color palettes on the digital sphere for artists, Adobe Research and the University of Toronto have teamed up to create a beautiful, user-friendly UI called ‘Playful Palette’. The tool aims to improve existing traditional and digital palette designs, as well as support artists in their exploration across more creative avenues.
After studying how artists conventionally use the color palette, the team proposed to fuse traditional and digital together to form a fresh hybrid.
This is where ‘Playful Palette’ comes in—a design involving color blobs that enables the artist to mix colors in a flexible, amalgamated puddle. As you work on your virtual canvas, the software will automatically save the colors that you’ve already used around a color wheel. Researchers explain in the video below, which was published with the SIGGRAPH 2017 technical paper by Maria (Masha) Shugrina, Jingwan Lu, and Stephen DiVerdi on Prosthetic Knowledge:
“As the artist is painting, we save not only the history of colors used, but also the palette mixing dishes used to create each color. As the artist creates new mixing dishes or adds to its existing ones, the history is automatically updated.”
At present, the UI is still under development and there is no certainty that it will make it’s way into any Adobe product as yet. Nevertheless, keep your eyes peeled on updates with regards to this handy technology.
Watch the video below to learn more about ‘Playful Palette’.
GIF by GIPHY via Masha Shugrina
[via Fast Company, video via Masha Shugrina, images via video screenshot]
More related news
Also check out these recent news