Today I wanted to post a new ColorBar action. My original ColorBar Deluxe action cropped images into a square. This one allows you to crop these images into a 4:6 ratio and also overlays the color bars on top of the image. I like using both.
Why would you want to use this action? If you find an image that has gorgeous colors, simply open the image and run this action and it allows you to pull five colors out and creates a little storyboard. I use this action to pick complimentary colors for my designs (digital paper sets, website backgrounds, textures, etc.) and to create cool storyboards. Nature has a gift for color. :-)
The best part of this action is you can run it on any photo to grab beautiful colors. I used photos from Pixabay to create these storyboards. (roses, bird, fruit)
IMPORTANT NOTES ON RUNNING THIS ACTION!
1. Have your image open before starting this action. Don't have any other images open.
2. The first step in this action is to crop your image. If you can't see the crop bars, press Ctrl-0 (zero) to zoom out so you can adjust the crop bars. To zoom back in press the same keystroke again.
3. PSE Users: This action might not work the first time you run it in PSE for some crazy reason I don't understand. If your image looks strange, just close it, open the image again, and rerun the action. On my PSE12 it worked perfectly the second run.
4. You have to click on the image to grab the colors. If your image looks tiny just Ctrl-0 (zero) to zoom out before clicking on the image.
Download the CoffeeShop ColorBar Deluxe Horizontal action. You can also download it here.
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