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Adobe Labs has done it again with Kuler. A Flash based colour theme selector allowing for colour scheme creation based on choice of colour and rule. Rules consist of analogus, monochromatic, triad, complenatary, compound, shades or custom colour scheme creation.  Incidently “Kuler” is an anagram for “Kleur”, which in Dutch means “Colour”.

kuler screenshot

I’ve had a bit of a play with it, and think it is super. A great tool for any designer, web, multimedia, print media etc. The coolest kuler thing really is the fact that you can download an Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) file containing the selected/created colour scheme for use in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

In Illustrator you can access the .ase file by selecting Open Swatch Library > Other Library from the Swatches palette fly-out menu. In InDesign or Photoshop select the Load Swatches command from the Swatches palette fly-out menu.

Web Reference: Kuler, create and share colour themes (2006, Adobe)

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