WheelMasks is an utility to create harmonic color schemes that will help you improve your paintings and illustrations.
Create a wheel mask by drawing a shape over the color wheel that limits the palette of colors available for your illustration, providing you with an harmonic color scheme.
Unlike traditional palette creation apps, WheelMasks’ palettes are not limited to just a few colors, making it an ideal tool for the digital painter and colorist.
Use a preset mask or create new ones by transforming them or creating them from scratch. There are preset masks for the following color schemes: triad, square, tetradic, complementary, accent, split and analogous.
Configure the color wheel to your liking. Chose how many hues you want, how many levels for each hue and the brightness or, when available, the saturation.
You can see the color definitions, either as RGB values or Hex, in the extended palette view. You can also copy those values to the pasteboard.
- Choose from several color modes for the wheel: RGB, RYB, RYGB and Equiluminant.
- Keep an archive of the wheel masks you've created.
- Send your wheel masks to any image editing app that is capable of opening PNG files or export the swatches as an Adobe Swatch Exchange file or as Procreate's swatches.
All the modes but Equiluminant have three variants:
- Normal: a typical color wheel with saturation or brightness, you can choose, decreasing to the center of the wheel.
- Chroma: a color wheel with decreasing chroma to the center that keeps the same lightness in each hue, with lightness decreasing along the wheel from yellow to its opposite hue.
- Grey: a color wheel with colors converging to a neutral grey at the center.
The Equiluminant mode has two variants, HSLuv and HPLuv. The HSLuv color space is an extension of CIELUV, a color space that attempts perceptual uniformity. The lightness of every hue in the color wheel is perceptually the same, unlike the lightness of other color spaces which varies from hue to hue.
- Fixes a bug with all variants of grey color wheels (RGB, RYB and RGYB), they will now correctly blend to a neutral grey.
- Fixes a bug with equiluminant color wheels when the wheel settings slider had been set to saturation mode.
Ratings and Reviews
Update Got Palettes Working
Despite developer response, the palettes from this app only worked after his app was updated and procreate was not.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review, I’m glad that you were able to export your palettes to Procreate.
I found a workaround for the problem and I released it as soon as I could so WheelMasks users wouldn’t have to wait for a Procreate release. Swatches files generated with older versions of WheelMasks should work again now that Procreate has been updated.
Very Practical Creative Tool
WheelMasks is a great value!
I am a composer and producer, and I do all of the artwork for my albums and apps with Procreate. WheelMasks makes the task of building a custom color palette super simple and fun. I reported a small bug related to exporting palettes to Procreate, and the developer replied immediately and then posted an update within a few days.
This is a hugely useful tool for working within a color gamut leveraging any number of color theories. The ability to export color gamut is a boon since you can then import as a reference photo in another program such as Procreate, Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter
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- Roger Tallada Solano
- 13.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Catalan, Spanish
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- © 2018 Roger Tallada
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.