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Coolorus releases colour wheel for Adobe tools

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Jim Thacker


A user-created demo of the Coolorus colour wheel, recorded earlier this year when the tool was in free beta.

The Coolorus team has released its self-titled add-on for Adobe software after a period in free open beta. Coolorus puts a Painter-style colour wheel in Photoshop and Flash.

Users can switch between various alternative wheel layouts and between background and stroke colour; see complementary colours at a glance; and use shortcuts for common colour-selection tasks.

And that’s essentially it. But at $9.99, Coolorus will hardly break the bank if you do want the functionality.

The add-on runs on Photoshop and Flash CS4+ on Windows and Mac OS X, with support for CS3 to come.

Rather neatly, the Coolorus website lets you use the colour wheel – or at least an online replica of it – to change the text colour, although there is also a more conventional downloadable demo.

Read more about Coolorus on the developer’s website (Includes download links for the trial versions)

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One Response to “Coolorus releases colour wheel for Adobe tools”

  1. Tom Mooney said:

    NK5 extension http://nkurence.com/blog/2012/06/nks5-natural-media-toolkit-for-photoshop-cs5-cs6/

    I think Coolorus isn’t so necessary, as you can pick colors in Photoshop just fine already … at least 10 bucks seems high price relative to say, an ipad app like ProCreate which is an entire program.

    9:07 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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