Color Scheme Designer

Color Scheme Designerwww.colorschemedesigner.com, is Petr Stanicek’s free, Web-based palette generator that helps you create color palettes for your projects.

Its easy-to-use interface lets you choose from monochromatic, complementary, triad, analogic, and accented analogic palettes and then tweak them to your liking. Saturation, brightness, and contrast can also be altered.

Once satisfied, you can export the scheme into a Photoshop palette, HTML + CSS, XML, Text, or GIMP. You can also preview your palette online by applying it to their dummy Web page, or see what your palette looks like to those with a wide variety of vision impairments via a handy dropdown menu.

Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press

When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.

Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.

In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.