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Adobe Color Introduced to Create New Color Gradients; Themes

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Spring is a season of new colors, as nature showcases her supreme beauty. Inspired by this, Adobe offers new tools like Adobe Color on the web to create new color themes and gradients.

Making the gradient

Color Gradients remain amongst the most powerful and versatile design components. They augment the appearance of UI, add depth and variety to pictures and illustrations, and help you out in your varying designs. It’s not easy to figure out the right color combination. And creating a gradient takes a lot of graft and hard work.

The Adobe Color team has been busy developing robust yet user-friendly gradient extraction tools.

All you need to do is to drop an image into the Extract Gradient tab. After that the Adobe algorithm will try to find an aesthetically pleasing gradient in your image. If you don’t like the color it picks you can select another area of the photo to resample for a new color combination. This can be done by a click and a drag on the photo. You get to choose the perfect color gradient.

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You can get the exact color blend you want by dragging the slider along the gradient scale. You could get multiple colors stops – a maximum of fifteen different shades, minimum of two. Adobe Color allows you to edit the color stop as well as the midpoint position.

The gradients get added to the Adobe Color website. Whatever you create is available and accessible in My Libraries.

New Harmonization Rules

Adobe Color offers three new harmonization rules to facilitate the creation of the perfect color theme for your design requirements. There is a brightness slider on individual swatches for adding range to the color choices.

Split complementary

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This harmony rule adds a single pair of complementary colors from the selected base color. You can adjust accordingly to get a desirable contrast between the secondary shades.

Double split complementary

This provides you with two pairs of complementary colors. These pairs are spaced evenly around the selected base color. This rule works great when you need a multitude of contrasting colors.


This rule uses a set of four points, which are equally spaced around the wheel. It also uses a second saturation option for the base color. This color rule guarantees maximum color contrast options.

Adobe hasn’t made the Gradient making option available on mobile yet. Although, it has introduced a new design for mobile and tablet. So you can create new color themes on mobile using the harmony rules. Adobe Capture allows you to create gradients directly from the mobile camera. You can try out these features and give feedback to Adobe.


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