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    How do i make my color swatches look like a color wheel?

    How do i make my color swatches look like a color wheel, like in the Rich Doble video?
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    Yeah , I to would love to know this. Nox uses one in the downloadable DVD, I was wondering how he did that.
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    I believe it's a swatch set that Ron Lemen actually made from scratch, and Nox just made it available on his video download... I don't think there's a built on photoshop option to just open up a color wheel.
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    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17837

    Isn't that what you want?

    Basically, it's the impressionist palette with 12 chroma swatches, with inner circle being medium chroma, outer circle being low chroma. The goal trying to make each swatch the same value regardless of how much muting you do with its gray value.

    Generally, it's done in oils....but principle is the same regardless of the media.
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    How do i make my color swatches look like a color wheel?

    http://www.colorschemer.com/index.php

    Here's a software to play with. I'm not certain it'll help you fully understand color theory, but it's a start.
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    he's talking about something like this, in the lower right:

    The question being how do you get something like this set up in Photoshop.

    How do i make my color swatches look like a color wheel?

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    If I remember correctly, the colorwheel file came with the Nox video (which you all should go buy and download anyway!). But I also think Ron made the file available somewhere as well, sorry can't remember where.

    Some people feel that the wheel Nox uses is too large and has redundant colors, so for a more compact version, go here: http://k2lux.net/2007/12/13/color-wh...atchespalette/ and download the color wheel linked at the end of the article. It's called k2l_colorwheel.aco

    Then open up your C drive and go to Program Files -> Adobe -> Photoshop -> Presets - > Color Swatches and drop the .aco file in there. when you start up photoshop the next time, the wheel will available under your color swatches menu. Have fun!
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    you have to delete the already default photoshop swatches
    that appear above the ones you import and then u resize the swatch
    window until it makes the shape of the colour wheel.

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    Every "space" in the swatches color wheel is a white square. It's a matter of arranging the swatches so that when the swatch window is sized correctly, all the colored swatches fall into place around the white swatches, creating a circle.
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    Thanks for the help everyone. I didn't know it came with the video. I have pretty much every other massive black video, i might as well just download the Nox one.
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    If someone shared his own version of color whell then I'll post mine. I based it on Nox one but it takes less space (minimum width of Swatches window). It was hard to make it readable but I think I was succesful.

    How do i make my color swatches look like a color wheel?

    Here's the download:

    -> http://farvus.republika.pl/smallwheel.zip

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    Thank you so much, Farvus !!
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    Thanks, that is something I try to find it so long ago.
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