Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Coolorus 2.0 for Photoshop ships

The Coolorus team has released Coolorus 2.0, an updated version of its inexpensive colour wheel add-on for Photoshop, in use at studios including Blur, Blizzard and Naughty Dog.

The software adds an intuitive, Painter-style colour wheel panel to Photoshop.

New Color Mixer, text controls, gamut and luminosity locks
New features in version 2.0 include the option to select colours for shapes and text layers; larger, more clearly visible colour sliders; gamut and luminosity locks; and more options to simplify the UI.

There is also a new Color Mixer (shown above), enabling users to create and save palettes of swatches by dragging and dropping from the colour history, and to share them with other artists.

Pricing and availability: Flash and other versions to come
Coolorus 2.0 is available now for Photoshop CS5 and above on Windows and Mac OS X. It costs $11.99.

The versions of Coolorus for Flash and Mac apps that use the native Apple colour picker haven’t been updated, but until they are, the developers have dropped the price of Coolorus 1.6 – which does support them – to $6.99.

Read more about the new features in Coolorus 2.0 on the product’s website
(Includes download link for a 14-day trial version)