i have the master collection and I used to just use my account id to log in and use it do i now need to have the cloud to use kuler all ther way?
Lots of discussion on this topic here. Here's an excerpt which will answer your question:
We know many users really like the “Create from an Image” feature. Unfortunately, this feature was not ready for the new site launch. So, rather than launching a buggy or half-baked feature, we decided to take a bit more time to get it right.
We intend to add this feature to the site as soon as it’s ready. Until then, you can use the free iPhone app to create themes from images.