Palette Community Blog

  • See How Australian-based Aerial Photographer Gives His Ocean Edits a Surreal Look

    I try to aim for my images to tell a story. I keep them fairly simple, with a moody contrast and a nice pop of color. They often end up looking a little surreal. See how Phil captures and edits his stunning aerial shots, and his secret to staying efficient while editing in Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. 
  • 4 Lighting Effects to Try: A Professional Portrait Photographer Shares his Light Staging Tips

    While a lot can be done in post-processing, many photographers use studio lighting tricks while shooting to create some fantastic effects. Knowing how to correctly stage lights and how to use colorful gels effectively can help in achieving creative results. We enlisted the help of Felix Barjou, a professional portrait photographer to give us his tips on lighting and color. See how to get his results below and don't forget to check out his amazing light and color setup at the end.
  • Going Analog in a Digital Workflow

    It’s ironic that creating with analog control in the digital world is of increasing value. It’s a natural way to connect with technology using interactive tools, and the processing workflow has gone full circle. Tactile feedback improves user experience and increases comfort while rapidly accelerating workflows. Not only are analog tools in a digital workflow more fun to employ, but, in my view, they are also notably better. The integration of two such devices has extended my creativity as no others can: the Wacom Intuos Pro and Palette Gear’s Professional Kit.
  • Web Designer JuliaCodes Explains How to Use Palette Gear for Web Design

    Julia speeds up her web design workflow in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with Palette Gear. As a web developer and designer, she's constantly using apps like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Palette Gear has been a life saver for her design processes. Changes that would normally take 5 or 6 clicks now take one simple sliding motion. Try Palette Gear risk-free for 30 days today.
  • This 23-year-old Self-taught Digital Artist Creates Surreal Masterpieces

    Jerry Quartz is a self-taught digital artist and photographer from Canada, whose magical and often dream-like surrealist work has been catching the attention of major industry players like PhotoshopThe 23-year old founded Prevalent Plus Clothing, photography community SNSRGRM, as well as The Facility Art Show, which he hosts in his hometown. In between gigs, Jerry has been learning digital art for over 9 years. As a longtime Photoshop and Lightroom user, Palette Gear was a welcome addition to Jerry’s workflow. We recently sat down with Jerry to get a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process and what inspires him.

  • Instantly Make Lightroom Adjustments With These Multi-Function Dials

    Ever wanted to edit or sort through photos in Lightroom with lightning speed or edit with greater precision? The multi-function, infinite turn dials from Palette Gear allow you to do just that.
  • Using Palette Buttons to run Photoshop Actions

    Here’s something we get asked about often: how do you assign a Photoshop action to Palette? It makes perfect sense, really — both tools are made to save time and reduce inefficiencies when editing. Combining both? Even better. It’s easy to miss, however, as the setup involves a few additional steps. Here's exactly how to assign Photoshop actions to Palette Gear.