Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Finding Pantone Colors

I design fabrics for Taylor Joelle Designs and we often need to give exact pantone colors to the printers.

I usually start with iPad sketches in custom colors (like my little hedgehog above). Then we pay someone to make it a pattern (don't have that totally figured out yet).

The problem is - how do I determine Pantone colors from one of my sketches?

I found a simple method here in Planet Photoshop - thank you!

First import the image into Photoshop.


Here's their tip:

Ever wanted to know what a specific color would be in a specific library (like Pantone)? Select the color with the Eyedropper tool (I). Click on your Foreground color swatch to open the Color Picker. You will notice there is a button for Color Libraries. Click on that, and it will bring you the approximate color swatch for whatever library you chose.

I used the Pantone solid coated library to generate my colors - it worked great.

And this Pantone color finder site is a great place to check your findings.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Perfect iPad Purse

If you'd like to carry your iPad in style - here is the bag for you!

The obsessively organized, iPad purse is now available at clydebags.com

The Clyde iPad purse is a satchel style bag in two color versions - bright red and turquoise.

The lining is a gorgeous vintage typewriter print from London designer, Rachel Cave.

Important features:

  • top quality, weather resistant polyurethane exterior (looks fantastic, lasts forever)
  • fur lined zip pocket on the back of the bag - sized perfectly for an iPad or other similar sized tablet
  • easy access back zip pocket with iphone sleeve and space for other frequently used items
  • adjustable shoulder strap and convenient 'grab' handle
  • two compartment interior
  • kindle or small tablet pocket
  • private interior zip pocket
  • additional interior pockets
  • key hook