Here is another beautiful ready-made color palette from a photo by Lucia for a presentation design.
Susan says, “The subtle changes in the shade of green and blue suggest captivating possibilities for a presentation design. Analogous colors with a dash of creamy yellowish green thrown in for contrast give your design many choices. Here’s an example of how these colors might be used for a presentation design with a little ornamentation borrowed from the flower in Lucia’s photo.
Presentation template swiped from nature.
I admit I was a bit surprised at how well this presentation slide design retained a bit of the feeling of the photo while looking so different when transformed to vector shapes and blocks of color. The background gradient was a last minute idea, but I think it adds to the overall look, don’t you?”
Color is the Main Attraction
Lucia says, “It all started with color. It’s the first thing that compelled me to make this photo. The blur of green and blue create an appealing background for the white star shaped flower. Notice the subtle shades of blue in white petals allowing the flower to blend with the background at the same time as the light falls on it to make it stand out.
More than a Color Palette
When I was photographing this scene from many angles, I was focused on light, depth of field, color and framing. I never thought that this could lead to a presentation design. It’s interesting to see the color palette Susan derived from this photo. But take a closer look. She did much more. She looked at the shapes and gradients in the photo. Then she took the concepts and molded them into an attractive design. For your next presentation you might think about following Susan’s idea and look at photos or nature, in general, to help you create a look for your design.”
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