How to Pick PERFECT Colors in Photoshop (Coolorus Review & Tutorial)

How to Pick PERFECT Colors in Photoshop (Coolorus Tutorial)

We love Photoshop... but the color picker sucks!

Enter Coolorus.

This handy Photoshop plug-in will completely revolutionise the way you color your digital paintings. It will not only will speed up your workflow, but also help you pick better colors, with less headache. If you often feel lost in a sea of color, Coolorus will help you narrow down and automatically pick the perfect colors to match your painting.

Watch the video below to find out how Coolorus can help you:

  • Effortlessly build complementary, analogous, and triadic color schemes with the built in color-harmony tools
  • Mix beautiful colors with ease and precision using the Sliders & Mixers
  • Use a gamut mask to limit your color palette and achieve a greater sense of color harmony in your paintings

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  1. You can also set your hue wheel with command k on MAC, or ctrl k on WIN, go to HUD color picker (the second option in General), choose hue wheel (small) and press ok.
    you can now use the hue color wheel with shift+alt+right click!!!

  2. It might be helpful to know which versions of Photoshop Coolorus is compatible with? I personally use an older version which I do not think complies. Thanks!

    • Hi there, which version of Photoshop are you using? It should be compatible with all CC versions

      From their website:
      – Coolorus 2.5 is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® CC 2014.2.2 and above on Windows and Mac.
      – Coolorus 2.0 is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® and Flash Professional® CS5 and CS6 on Windows and Mac.

    • Hi, Dina! The discount is available via the Digital Painting Academy as part of your membership, but if you are wanting to try the trial linked here, it is still active! If you’re having any issues with it, please let us know at [email protected] 🙂


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