Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
rainwilds

Colour Variation Tool

Recommended Posts

Hi rainwilds,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Go to the Colour panel, click the small menu icon on the top right then select Add Chord to Swatch. You may want to create a new Palette first to store them going to the Swatches panel clicking on the small menu icon on top and selecting Add Document Palette (or one of the other option if you find more appropriate). All colors created/generated through the Add Chord to Swatch command will appear in the palette you created.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, MEB said:

Hi rainwilds,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Go to the Colour panel, click the small menu icon on the top right then select Add Chord to Swatch. You may want to create a new Palette first to store them going to the Swatches panel clicking on the small menu icon on top and selecting Add Document Palette (or one of the other option if you find more appropriate). All colors created/generated through the Add Chord to Swatch command will appear in the palette you created.

 

Get out! That's awesome! Really need monochromatic as an option though as that's the one I use most often. Unless it's under a different word?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, rainwilds said:

Really need monochromatic as an option though as that's the one I use most often.

 

For any given hue there are thousands of combinations of saturation and lightness you could use, depending on the shade/tint and tone that you want. How would the program make those choices for you? :/


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

For any given hue there are thousands of combinations of saturation and lightness you could use, depending on the shade/tint and tone that you want. How would the program make those choices for you? :/

 

Because like analogous (which is in the software), monochromatic is a known standard variation of colour. Check out the following:

 

https://color.adobe.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, rainwilds said:

monochromatic is a known standard variation of colour

 

Engineers (including, but not limited to, software engineers) love standards. That's why there are so many of them! :D

 

The Adobe Kuler values are hugely variable. Even if you choose a simple base colour such as pure RGB red, which in HSL terms is (0, 100, 50), the luminance values for their set of five tinting and shading variants don't show a logical progression. And then there's the question of having variable saturation (tone) values, not to mention the choice of how many different swatches to generate. In summary, there would need to be some extra controls that simply aren't needed for the current options.

 


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Engineers (including, but not limited to, software engineers) love standards. That's why there are so many of them! :D

 

The Adobe Kuler values are hugely variable. Even if you choose a simple base colour such as pure RGB red, which in HSL terms is (0, 100, 50), the luminance values for their set of five tinting and shading variants don't show a logical progression. And then there's the question of having variable saturation (tone) values, not to mention the choice of how many different swatches to generate. In summary, there would need to be some extra controls that simply aren't needed for the current options.

 

 

I think your over complicating it. I just need to replicate what Adobe does - or similar. Monochromatic is a common used standard. Look at the Adobe website I linked. Colour variations are just mathematical equations. Some base colour theory must already exist in the software because of the existing colour variation options. So don't see the drama of another. It's the one I use most often for web design and it is a definitive need I personally would benefit from. I'm sure others would also. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Peregrin said:

Is Adobe's "Monochromatic" different from Affinity's "Tones"?

 

Just did some testing and looked at each colour Chord. None of them replicated Adobe's Monochromatic. Disappointing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, rainwilds said:

 

Just did some testing and looked at each colour Chord. None of them replicated Adobe's Monochromatic. Disappointing.

Then "Monochromatic" should definitely be added.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.