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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Using the color picker to create a custom color palette

Color picker is a tool in Colors Viewer (Inspector) that can copy colors off any spot in a photo. This function lets us replicate and use unique shades of natural colors. This recipe describes how to use the color picker to give the design elements in your projects the colors that are already present in the photo you are using. This trick gives a harmonious co-ordinated color sequence to your project.

In addition, we will also look at how to create a custom color palette for your project.

Getting ready

To see how color picker works, we will use this photo of a seafood dish in a French restaurant (photo by Miranda Ingram):

How to do it...

Follow the ensuing steps to pick up the color of the ...

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