HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4
HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4
1.3.4

5.0

HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4 free download for Mac

HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4

1.3.4
24 September 2009

Plugin for contrast/proportion of color compositions.

Overview

HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign is a designer's dream tool. This InDesign plug-in adds a new, more instinctive color space to Adobe's existing color picker. Based on Hue, Value and Chroma, this simple addition is broad in scope and develops confidence in understanding, controlling and generating palettes with harmonious color combinations.

Ansel Adams acknowledged that his "zone system" was derived from a harmonic progression found in music, In a similar way, the HVC Color Composer creates a mathematical progression of colors based on contrast that translates into beautiful constructed color compositions. The amount of contrast distance between neighboring color swatches is controlled by software algorithms that let you create and save color palettes for use within InDesign's swatch window.

After installation, select HVC as your picker from InDesign's general preferences. The HVC Interface has the same layout as the Adobe picker with the standard color spaces-HSB, RGB, Lab, and CMYK-plus it adds three buttons for Hue, Value and Chroma. Clicking on these buttons generates a specific corresponding color preview window. Hue displays the basic colors. Value displays all colors in the same lightness, and Chroma displays all colors of the same intensity. It's a very natural process based on how we perceive color. The artist specifies the contrast parameters using your Target Color as a reference point.

The HVC Color Composer generates three types of palettes:

  1. Auto-Range palettes generates a color palette with four levels of contrast
  2. Range lets you produce a palette of colors of any specified numerical distance from one or more Target Colors.
  3. Proportion is based on two Target Colors, where you select a ratio, such as 1:2, 1:4, etc., to create a palette of colors with the same contrast ratio from the Target Colors.

HVC shines at quickly generating combinations of colors that work perfectly together. Additionally, Master Colors® HVC pigment-friendly color space delivers colors that are in a gamut that all printers can hit. Imagine designing a project from beginning to end and actually getting the results that you expect without having to pay more.

The HVC Color Composer will be compatible with CS3 shortly after Adobe releases its final shipping version of CS3. as a free update.

What's new in HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4

Version 1.3.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

1 HVC Color Composer Pro for InDesign for CS4 Reviews

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Carrie Johnson
23 January 2007

Most helpful

If you've used Color Composer for Photoshop, you'll love this product. If you haven't, and you're serious about graphic arts and design, go out and get Color Composer for Photoshop too. I love Painter's Picker and still use it, but if you're trying to get a uniform, absolutely correct group of colors there is nothing like Color Composer. No more guessing or wondering why your layout just doesn't look quite right. You choose a base color and get a complete palette of all hues, chroma and values of colors that WORK with your base color. If you get the Pro product you can save these palettes too. Plus the HSB and HVC pickers make it a lot easier to find that perfect color to start with. This is a pro's tool that has saved me countless hours and made for very happy clients.
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Version 1.0
Carrie Johnson
23 January 2007
If you've used Color Composer for Photoshop, you'll love this product. If you haven't, and you're serious about graphic arts and design, go out and get Color Composer for Photoshop too. I love Painter's Picker and still use it, but if you're trying to get a uniform, absolutely correct group of colors there is nothing like Color Composer. No more guessing or wondering why your layout just doesn't look quite right. You choose a base color and get a complete palette of all hues, chroma and values of colors that WORK with your base color. If you get the Pro product you can save these palettes too. Plus the HSB and HVC pickers make it a lot easier to find that perfect color to start with. This is a pro's tool that has saved me countless hours and made for very happy clients.
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Version 1.0
$99.95

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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