Colourlovers is a hoot!
Upload a photo, choose hex colours to create a palette, choose and colour a pattern template with your unique palette, then publish all – and immediately get an audience viewing your work. All took less than 1/2 hour!
The Colourlovers site has lots of free tools, blogs, groups and communities. It makes seamless connections to other social media. When you set up your own profile and start making colours, palettes and patterns you get immediate feedback from people who view, comment on and use your work.
Here’s my latest palette translated into a paisley pattern. The palette was inspired by the one of the cloud photos on my blog page Things that inspire.