Sunday, 17 October 2010

Help on Colour Percentages

This is me asking for help since I can't find what I want on the web nor in Photoshop and some one might have come across something suitable.  It is to do with weaving but off topic for Weavetech.

Suppose I have a colour photo that I like and suppose it is the colour palette  that is the attraction not the actual subject matter. How can I get at the percentages of each colour in the photo? In Photoshop CS, I can ask it to provide a N-colour picture (say N =10) and I can look at the ten colours the program selects. Internally the program must know the amounts of each colour to do this. How do I get at this information? Or does anyone know of any other program which would do this?

What I want to do is create a fabric based on the colours in a photo. I can guess pink and brown but Photoshop provides a range of browns and grey and I need to know how much.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.