How to Make or Create a Custom Color Palette in Photoshop


Photoshop is the most important graphic editing program for all digital artists. Since its inception it has made possible the creation of truly magnificent works. Although the range of programs has diversified over the years, Adobe Photoshop continues to be the most versatile and complete.

The program has gone from being a artistic alternative to be a crucial tool for the production of all resources that involve audiovisual media. A simple example is the advertising images in which a preview of the product offered as a garment or a new electronic equipment is shown, and even those in which there is a model.

Through Photoshop it is possible to obtain much more sober and professional images as well as to create graphic schemes, and it is that the artist manages to capture the essence of the product or model in question. Just apply a filter or correction tools or even change the original color gamut.

How to make or create a custom color palette in Photoshop?

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It is quite common to hear that some image has been «Photoshopped» to refer to the fact that it has been retouched in an exaggerated way. When in fact another similar program has been used and this is because Adobe systems was the pioneer corporation in offering its consumers a new application that would allow the graphic editing of images that they captured.

Different color palettes

Over time this platform has grown and developed new innovative tools such as the particularly famous action of layer editing in which an unreal but attractive result can be obtained or the application of new objects to the initial image facilitating the taking of images.

The color palette is another of the main tools the artist plays with And it is that to give a specific look to the photograph or some object you can easily change the color. For example, an image with allusion to the vintage era will have touches of golden and orange lights.

Steps to create a custom color palette in Photoshop

According to the color range that the artist is going to incorporate into the image he is editing, it will be possible to create a palette of specific colors. If you are interested in applying this new option, carry out the following process:

To begin, enter the Adobe Photoshop platform and select common color palette granted by the program.

Enter the official Photoshop page

Click on the tools menu and select the option «window» and then «show». In the box of the window option As a sample you will find a kind of arrow located in the upper right section, click on it to create the color palette of your choice.

You can previously select the colors that you deserve to use in your work. Try mixing according to the type of editing you are doing to get a suitable palette.

Other features that you should know about in the process of creating a color palette is how to drop or add a color. To add a color, you can touch the color panel and click on the dialog box that appears in each of them, right on the option «add color».

To remove it is just as simple. Slide the cursor or pointer to the color sample you want to delete and hold down the option key and then delete.

Likewise, the program will provide you with certain palette options available. These options are often made up of ranges of the same color in different hues; for example a dark green, light green, turquoise green and so on.

Although there are also some options of different bright colors or others with slightly more discreet colors such as blue and black. Choose the one of your preference and play adding or removing colors.

Finally, it should be noted that Photoshop is one of the most used programs for image editing. Because it offers good tools to either outline a text or an image, an easy-to-use interface and it is also very dynamic. Therefore, its use has spread in various parts of the world.

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