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Best Color Mixing and Flat Lay Apps For Android and iOS

by | Nov 7, 2017 | Uncategorized

The Typist Crew went to an uber-awesome workshop last Saturday with Faber-Castell and Nuffnang Philippines. Captained by Tippy Go (of Googly Gooeys’ fame), the workshop centered around color mixing and flat lays. These are pretty valuable skills to learn, especially for us content creators. We’ve taken away a great number of advice and tips, but among the most key is that tools are helpful when crafting colors and flat lays, and there’s no shame in using them when creating.

On this post, we’re taking a look at some of the apps we think are best for color mixing and creating flat lays.

Snapseed

Snapseed offers a host of photo-editing features, including a nifty Selective Tool that adjusts the settings of a selected area instead of the whole picture. This is especially helpful when you want to make your flat lay base/background lighter or darker.

 

Lightroom Mobile

Lightroom Mobile is a robust photo-editing app. As do others, I mostly use it for grading my photos. At the time of this writing, my Instagram feed is predominantly green. I use the app to adjust colors specific to this motif in mind by changing them so as to make them look harmonious and in service to one cohesive color palette.

 

Adobe Color

This isn’t a mobile app, per se. It’s a website. And an incredibly useful one. Designers, artists, filmmakers, and more use it to generate and build color palettes and schemes. Using Color Theory effectively, you’d be able to come up with some amazing palettes. What’s more, Adobe Color can automatically pick colors that work well and save you the hassle of pointing the infinite number of tones in the wheel.

Instagram

Instagram, like Pinterest, is an incredible source for inspiration. Because the platform is such a visual space, users take scrupulous amounts of time coming up with their posts. Filipino grammers like The Bald Baker and Mary Love Siy take food flat lays to a whole new level; and if you’re looking for a more general feed of inspiration, find the curation account, Flatlays.

 

Instagram

Instagram, like Pinterest, is an incredible source for inspiration. Because the platform is such a visual space, users take scrupulous amounts of time coming up with their posts. Filipino grammers like The Bald Baker and Mary Love Siy take food flat lays to a whole new level; and if you’re looking for a more general feed of inspiration, find the curation account, Flatlays.

 

Spektra

If you want an Adobe Color-like solution on-the-go, Spektra is a terrific choice. While it doesn’t give you control as granular as Adobe does, it does the job quite fine. Users have the option to extract palettes from photos or build custom ones on their own. This is especially helpful for when you’re trying out new “themes” for your blog or your Instagram’s look.

Ello

Ello is a nice place to hang out if you’re a creator. There are mounds of great work uploaded every single day, giving you an overflow of ideas and inspiration. I’ve personally connected and made friends with some. I always leave the app feeling inspired and with a creative idea in mind.

 

There you have it! Our 7 most recommended apps for when you’re thinking colors and flat lays. Huge thanks to Faber-Castell and Nuffnang Philippines for hosting such an invaluable event, and to Tippy Go, who’s been such a wonderful sensei even after the event wrapped up. Show them some love in the links below.

Faber-Castell Philippines

Nuffnang Philippines

Googly Gooeys

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Armando Dela Cruz

Friendly neighborhood nerdboy, at your service. Follow me on Twitter: @armanddc.

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