Color Scheme Generators

Since this came up in an email I thought I would share the concept of color scheme generators with everyone.  Color scheme generators are GREAT tools when designing layouts, logos and anything that you’d need a nice, unified, harmonious color branding for (both print and web, though they’re mainly for web).  While mainly for web, I’ve found these generators to be very useful when deciding on my layout colors for a myriad of projects.

Experimentation is key.  I usually start students off with this site:  You the Designer


It gives the top 20 generators used.  Flip through a couple of them and see how they work with your working style.  Adobe has an app for iphones/ipads called KULER which is very useful as well (and free!)


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Remember, web is RGB colors and print is CMYK.  You will want to make sure your colors are CYMK!! (or they will not be press ready)

Another good resource on this is:


Be sure to check them out.  Many of them have CMYK options as well which will give more continuity to our print designs (regarding color matching from web to print).


I will be giving a demo in class on the methodologies of RGB vs CMYK and when and how to use them in class Wednesday.


Design on,

Prof. Redding



Here’s an opportunity if any of you are interested in Photography:

Your Opportunity to Build your Professional Portfolio!
IceFest 2014 is seeking creative individuals interested in photographing the various events that occur throughout IceFest!  Photographs submitted may be used for future marketing of each IceFest event.  Throughout the weekend, there will be tons of things to photograph and showcase your talent.  So, come join the fun, participate in the activities, and capture some memorable moments!
If you are interested in photographing any of the events described below, please contact Penny Shaul (; or by phone at 717-263-8529)
See below for a brief schedule of events (detailed information about each event can be found at
Events where your artistic talent is needed:
Snowfall Ball
·         Friday, January 31st (6-10pm)
·         (Ballroom Dancing Workshop and Open Ballroom Dance)
Chili Cookoff
·         Saturday, February 1 (11am-2pm)
Double-Wide Ice Slide
·         Thursday, Jan 30)/Friday, Jan 31 (5-8pm)
·         Saturday, February 1 (10am-8pm)
·         Sunday, February 2 (12-4pm)
Icing on the Cake (Cake decorating competition)
·         Saturday, February 1 (10am-6pm)
Scavenger Hunt
·         (on-going, all 4 days of IceFest)
Ice Sculptures
·         (on display around downtown Chambersburg throughout event)
Polar Dunk Plunge (Dunk Tank)
·         Saturday, February 1 (12-?pm; availability based on number of volunteers willing to be dunked)
11/30 Block Party
·         Saturday, February 1 (3-7pm)
·         Drinks and live music. Must be 21 and have photo ID to enter this event.
** Also, IceFest is seeking volunteers  to help throughout the event, especially with the Dunk Tank and Ice Slide.  If you are interested in volunteering an hour or two of your time (outside of capturing photographic moments), please contact Penny  Shaul to be added to the schedule!


Welcome to Computer Design I for the Spring 2014 semester!!!


Course Description:

Introductory course taught on the Macintosh computer. Basic elements of page layout design including composition, type and typesetting, graphic elements, cropping, text wrapping, photo image control, and the use of a scanning device will be covered along with information about the design industry: creating publications and working with printers and photographers. General usage of the Macintosh operating system will be taught. Emphasis on visual appearance and design of publications



Get ready, guys, because I love grids and they’re an excellent tool in both design and in art (yay structure!)!


Here’s to an awesome fresh semester!!!!  Let’s make it a good one!


Prof. Redding

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