This was also one of my inspirations for the last two weeks. The website Design Seeds creates color palettes using photos that the designer buys from people. I always loved the colors and palettes that she puts together and I wanted to do the same thing, but with my own photos that I have taken. I have decided that I will add this to my weekly list of things to blog, along with a weekly project and inspiration post.
So here is how I did it. Using Photoshop I edited the photo and then put it in Illustrator where I used the eyedropper tool to select colors from the photo. Then looking at the HSB levels I chose 5 colors that would work well together in a color scheme. I was so excited about how it turned out that I quickly threw together a little icon using the colors and photo.
I've also posted all of my color theory sheets on flickr if you would like to download them. Here are a list of my website links I used to gather my information:
Color Theory for Designer, Part I II & III
Basic Color Schemes - Introduction to Color Theory
Choosing a Monochromatic Color Palette in Photoshop
Color Theory, The Color Wheel & Color Schemes
Interactive Color Wheel