Perhaps some have grown tired of all the “Keep Calm” spins, but I haven’t yet. :) A few weeks ago, I saw one that said “Keep Calm and Sing a Song” and thought it would be perfect for a pedestal frame I had made for the top of our piano. I found a free download, but it was not in a printable resolution, so I had to make mine from scratch using Photoshop Elements and this bird silhouette.
It ended up being a blessing in disguise, because I discovered something really cool in the process!
Since I was trying to match colors of a few painted objects in the room, I got to wondering if there are hex color codes for popular brands of spray paint.
There are! Oh, joy!
After discovering this little treasure at art-paints.com, I matched the Rust-o-leum Heirloom White color of my pedestal to use for the background of my print. Then I got the codes for Krylon Catalina Mist (my absolute favorite spray paint color!), Rust-o-leum Summer Squash, and Krylon Banner Red to match other pieces in the room.
The finished product:
If you’re a beginner with Photoshop and don’t know how to actually use a hex code once you have it, here are a few rudimentary screen shots to help you. (Note: I am definitely no pro. I apologize if any of my instructions make those who are cringe. :)
Once you find your paint color, highlight the 6-digit HTML# under “Paint Information” and copy it.
To change the text color, select the Type Tool on the left and then click the “color picker” at the top. (Mine is currently in red.)
It will bring up a screen that looks like this.