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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...Read More
WheelMasks 1.0.3 is available on the App Store with lots of iOS 9 enhancements!
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.
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...Read More