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6 Color Scheme Tools

COLORlovers

The biggest resource community for colour palettes as well as patterns. Plus points that they spell “colour”correctly my British way.
Kuler

From Adobe it pretty much works the same way as COLORlovers where you also create your own schemes or edit others accordingly.
Colorotate

This site is a little more interactive and fun with the 3D elements. In addition there are few fun mixing/blending options.
Color Scheme Designer

The Wheel! A great resource for creating schemes as well options for “light-er” or “dark-er” versions.
Pictaculous

There are a few picture-to-colours applications but this is my favourite as, in my opinion, its most accurate. In addition to finding you colours from an image you’ve uploaded, it suggests other similar colour schemes from Colourlovers and Kuler. You can also download swatch files which I find useful.
Color Palette Generator (DeGraeve.com)

If you’re lazy or don’t have the image on your computer, this site lets you use URL’s instead.
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hearditbothways:

I am probably not the best person to be asking since I am still learning myself, so take this with a grain of salt. Your best bet is just to observe metal objects in real life or find references. But I hope this at least points you in the right direction!!

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giancarlovolpe:

Hey kids!  If you’re a filmmaker, animator, or storyboard artist and you don’t know what screen direction is, you might want to read this.

For the record, there are always exceptions to the rule in filmmaking, which is why I pointed out 3 examples here.

I’ve also found that comic books tend to NOT take screen direction as seriously as film does, but I’m still on the fence if this is wise or not.  My favorite comics pay close attention to screen direction so as to not confuse the reader.

Good luck!