Title: A practical colour scheme explorer for designers

Authors: Satoru Miura; Hiroaki Nishino

Addresses: Division of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870-1192, Japan ' Division of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu, Oita 870-1192, Japan

Abstract: Colour scheme design is an important process when designing artwork such as illustrations and graphics. Appropriate colouring maximises the functional and emotional effects of the work. However, there is no unique solution for properly designing the layout of multiple colours. A designer must have enough skills and experiences for accurately presenting his/her targeting impressive quality of the work. This paper proposes a method for automatically creating and presenting a set of candidate colour layouts by adjusting a few carefully selected colour parameters with harmony. It enables designers to readily explore various colour scheme candidates while considering colour harmony of the work. We implement a colour design support system based on the proposed method and conduct thorough experiments for verifying the effectiveness of the system. We show that the proposed method is useful and practical both for experienced and novice users.

Keywords: colour scheme design; colour system; practical colour co-ordinate system; digital artwork.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2017.089008

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2017 Vol.7 No.3, pp.155 - 165

Available online: 29 Dec 2017 *

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