The Easiest Way to Pull Colors from the Web
Calling all designers! We’ve discovered an app that’s going to make your life a whole lot easier. It’s not brand new (it’s actually been out for over a year), but we just started using it here at Brit HQ and it’s amazing. To quote one of our very own designers, “it’s completely genius. Gathering color inspiration and information from around the web is a million times easier with this app.”
Meet Eyedrop.me, a “color explorer” that makes picking and editing color swatches on the go a cinch. Read on to see how it works!
With Eyedrop.me, you can pull colors from any website’s stylesheet or from any image on your phone. When you open the app, you have the option to pull colors from a website or from an images. It’s a super straightforward and intuitive interface. We decided to pull colors from a photo in our library.
What was the most colorful picture in our library? This Instagram from the Brit + Co. birthday party last week, of course! Those are birthday cake waffles, if you’re wondering. After selecting the photo, our colors appeared in a matter of seconds. Sweet!
You then drag and drop the swatches you want to save to the bottom of the screen. After you’ve selected your swatches, you have the option to edit the RGB levels. You can then send your swatches directly to Photoshop, email them in an HTML format, or email them in Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) for easy importing to InDesign. The ability to send swatches to Photoshop and InDesign on a mobile device… with just the push of a button? We’re sold.
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)