Archive for 2015

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    Colors AlTaglio 1.0 released →

    <> Posted on December 4, 2015 in AppsGamut masking

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    Version 1.0.5 →

    <> Posted on November 12, 2015 in Wheelmasks

    WheelMasks version 1.0.5 has been released on the App Store!

    This release celebrates the launch of Procreate 3 by adding an option that allows exporting all the swatches at once to Procreate when there are more than 30 of them. They will be split...

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    Wheelmasks 1.0.3 →

    <> Posted on October 7, 2015 in Wheelmasks

    WheelMasks 1.0.3 is available on the App Store with lots of iOS 9 enhancements!

    • Improves the interface so it works better with the new iOS 9 iPad's split-screen multitasking.
    • In iOS 9, URLs are opened with the new Safari view without leaving...
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    Gamut Visualizer

    <> Posted on June 2, 2015 in Gamut visualizerTools

    One thing that I thought about adding to WheelMasks was a gamut visualizer that could analyze images in the device's photo library. However, I decided not to do it, at least for the time being, to avoid making the app more complex.

    I do still think...

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    Rotating the color wheel

    <> Posted on May 25, 2015 in WheelmasksTips & tricks

    When you're working with a palette with very few hues you may find that the default ones aren't the ones you want. You can rotate the wheel from the Settings screen with a rotation gesture to offset the hues.

    For instance, in the following video,...

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    Palette Rotation

    <> Posted on May 24, 2015 in WheelmasksTips & tricks

    The palette view under the color wheel is really just another way to look at the selected wheel colors. Each column is a different hue and the rows show the different levels of saturation, or in some cases brightness, for that hue.

    By default it...

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    Using WheelMasks with Procreate

    <> Posted on May 22, 2015 in WheelmasksProcreate

    Procreate is a great painting app for the iPad, and its swatches file format is one of the formats supported by WheelMasks. In this post I'll explain how WheelMasks and Procreate can work together showing how I used a wheel mask for this portrait.

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    WheelMasks 1.0 has been released on the App Store!

    <> Posted on May 18, 2015 in Wheelmasks

    As of now, WheelMasks: Harmonic Colors, the iOS app that helps you improve the color schemes of your paintings, is being released on the App Store. If you don't see it yet, check back in a couple of hours, it hasn't spread to your timezone yet.


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    There's a WheelMasks app preview video now

    <> Posted on May 14, 2015 in WheelmasksVideo

    Here's a preview video for WheelMasks that I've just released on youtube. The soundtrack is the song "Invasores - First Day" from "Songs for a Brief Evening" by the scarily talented Alejandro Moreno, make sure to listen to his album.

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    What's Gamut Masking, anyway?

    <> Posted on May 11, 2015 in Gamut maskingHelp

    Gamut masking is a technique to limit the range of colors available for a painting, in doing so, it's easier to achieve an harmonious painting or illustration. The idea comes from James Gurney who explains it really well in his fantastic book Color...

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