As much as I love my colorful stripe-y palettes (and I do), even I am occasionally in the mood for something a little fancier. Here’s one of my favorite ways to change those stripes:
Here’s the super-simple way to do this (followed by the fancier version), starting with my expanded palette from the end of my recent tutorial:
But wait… there’s more!
If you want to gussy up your palette even more to look like the party-going version at the top, let’s work on a slightly more involved process, starting back at the end of Step 1 (above):
Almost done! Now we just need to play around with blending all these layers together.
There! A beautifully artistic rendering of what used to be a simple color palette, that can be used in many creative ways. Now that I’m thinking about it, you could just take this pointillized palette and have it printed on one of those custom canvases (I like Canvas on Demand*) for a gorgeous modern-art gift; I’ve often seen canvases that were nothing but stripes, and I’ve always thought they make a very striking effect, especially in a group of different-sized canvases.
Now go and play with getting your own palettes to change their stripes!
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*I am not affiliated in any way with Adobe or Canvas on Demand, or any other companies, as of this writing (I will let you know if that changes). I just really like Photoshop, and I’ve had a lot of my own photo montage works printed on canvas at Canvas on Demand. : )