Adobe Kuler is a simple tablet app for creating colour schemes on the move. You can use your creations across Adobe’s wide range of digital art programs but at £6.99, you’ll have to be a Photoshop Pro to justify the purchase.
Unless you own Adobe Photoshop, InDesign or Fireworks then there is very little point in downloading Adobe Kuler. If you’re after a professional looking app for creating decorative colour schemes then myPantome is a cheaper bet, although it’s not quite as good.
The big selling point of Kuler, just like the web tool it takes its name from, is its compatibility within the Adobe ecosystem. Any design scheme you create in Kuler can be exported a huge variety of CS5 software, so any casual tablet tinkering stands the chance of finding its way into some work of actual merit.
Kuler’s colour selection tools are amazingly slick and make the app a joy to play with. Each colour scheme holds five selected shades, you can either fill each section of the palette manually or employ the app’s useful guides like Analogous, Triad and Compound to find complementary shades. A handy photo import tool also allows you extract colours from snaps stored on your tablet or photos found via a Google search.
Since Kuler is so dependent on your pre-existent commitment to Adobe, its eye-watering price tag seems much less of an issue when compared to the more self-contained Proto and Collage. That said, this is still very much a single function app designed for occasional accomplished usage.
The Bottom Line
An accomplished colour scheme app going for top dollar.
Version reviewed 1.0.0
Requires Android 3.1 or higher