Update: translated a mini tutorial by TZA's request.
Hey guys, dunno if you know LINRAN, but he's a really awesome self-taught chinese artist. Check out his sketchbook here if you haven't already.
Anyways, on his blog he posted quite a nice tutorial about light, shadows, colour...and other various aspects that I found really helpful, a friend asked me to translate it for him and I thought why not? So here it is:
PS: I apologise for the bad translation, its my first time seriously translating anything so it came out a bit awkward. I tried to follow the original as close as possible down to the tone, but I think some metaphors and other various things probably got lost in the way....anyways I hope it helps some what!
PPS: I found the info on the colour palette very useful so make sure you check that out, it's around the second half
PPPS: sorry about the length! writings in chinese are much shorter than in english, it turns out. (either that or it's my bad translating skills...I bet its the latter )
Last edited by paperX; January 26th, 2009 at 10:57 PM.
Φ, 0kelvin, a la bapsi, Adam Nowak, Adrian Wilkins, Ahim, AilishOctigan, aiRaGe, Alex Chow, Alexandr Pascenko, algenpfleger, amanari, AmbientSounds, AmontilladoAg, ancientdrake, Andrade, andrei313, Angel Intheuk, AngeliqueBenrahou, Angroc, Anthis, Aphotic Phoenix, applecheeks, Ariel9, Artimatum, artista_solitario, artozi, AveOfSpades, B-zilla, Bag, bartdeco, beigeape, biglu, Cristina Zabava, briggsy@ashtons, BummerHigh, Bunch, Cacodaemonia, Caleb-Brown, Call0ps, Cam Sykes, Caspia, cdejong, central, ChisLu, chr!z, cmalidore, corspufo, corveau, crossmirage, D@niel, dan liimatta, DanielC, Dark_Eyes, Dave_, David F., DavidHutchison, DefiledVisions, Delmar, Demo, Dile_, dirksteele, Dished, dliz, donm, drd, Drew Walker, druvid, dTb, Eddieee, Egbu, emikochan, Emil_J., Enimael, epicnoses, Eugie, EvilBunny, Farvus, Fiddzy, Flakari Leader, Flame_Unquenchable, Frank Gressie, ggnastist, Glory666, Goog, Gpozzo, Green X, GriNGo, gunnarsson, HarbingerofIllRepute, hemP, Hexism, Hexokinase, Hideyoshi, Howie, Huey Yeng, hunchback, HunterKiller_, Hyskoa, Ian Miles, ike_ike, Imaginary, in2eternity, Iridyse, Ivan Turcin, J Wilson, Jaik, Jamie Romoser, Jason Ross, jatherip, jcpahl, Jeff Bartzis, Jessibelle, Jie Kageshinzo, jlin, John Silva, jsn, kasblue, Kashmir, Kek, Kezhi, Kfeeras, kidult, kikindaface, KingElvis, kingkostas, Koto, Kristal Lee, Kristinn, kuni-bob, Kurt.Y, lambd4, lancer_idenoure, LaurenMagpie, LtPlissken, MacTire, Maestro Andres, mant-raz, Mark Tarrisse, Marlo, Mat Kaminski, mc2mc2, Cadaure, Meon, Mikael Leger, Mike Inscho, MIKETAYLOR, Miles_, Moai, MoonChilD, Morten, Mr.Delicious, mugen1, Mussy, Muz, Myllys, Naevea, nakatoni, Nele Klumpe, NeonDuck, neutral., oodellaly, oomgawa, openanewworld, P, paberu, Partisan, pearblossom, Pepperwheel, Philipp Scherer, phizpietl, PieMonster, Pinecallada, poetry man, Poison, Primordial Seven, Proteus, prrrszalony, Puck, r.mccabe, raeshao, Randize, rattsang, reborn-gp, revenebo, rich4rt, Rodimus25, RokasButkys, rossipoo, rpace, ruuhkis, ryan mcshane, SAGIR, Seage, Sebastian C, seetsy, sfa, Shadow Stalker, shamandalie, shyamshriram, SirCalypso, Sirielle, sketcheth, skMOP, slug45, smokenmirrors, smuli, stimulus, suupaboo, Swampdigger, Tadas, tallken, tehmeh, The man with no name, Thomas Veil, tmbritton, TMG, tobzArt, Tom Fenton, Trator, Travis Smith, Turbosnail, TZA, Untouched24, JuliaMetzger, vardoburrito, Verehin, Windmaker, witcrack, woric, xinranliu, xLouisax, yinteck, zeal, Zeitwolf, ZenzybaR, zephyri, zombieashes, ~Faust~
Woah, what a great source of information! Thank you so much for sharing LINRAN (big fan here hehe) and you for translating man! Awfully much apprechiated!
Haha, i spent a while on linran's blog using google translation trying to decipher some of the things he was talking about on this post, it looked really interesting but most of it was indecipherable.
thanks alot paperx, much appreciated bro.
Thanks so much for the translation
That tutorial was so helpful! cheers!
thnks that was wicked, really clever insgithful guy.
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=219464 - Portfolio review thread
LINRAN's sketchbook is one of my favorites.
Thank you for this.
An exercise I use for teaching colour in Photoshop is to paint brushstrokes over a layer of an unknown target colour, trying to match the colour by adjusting the sliders until the brushstrokes become invisible. You then repeat the exercise using each of the different colour spaces (RGB, HSB, Lab) to compare the ease of each method for selecting colours. My students find using the RGB sliders in the colour palette to be interesting and instructive, but generally the slowest and most difficult way of getting an exact match. The quickest, easiest and most intuitive method is to use the Lab sliders in the colour picker, which allow you to independently adjust value (L slider), chroma (distance from the centre of the ab square) and hue (direction from the centre of the ab square). I'm sure that with practice you could get quite quick with the RGB sliders though.
paper x, i dont suppose that if you have the time you could also give a quick translation of this one too
Extremely insightful. Thank you.
Thanks so much! Love your work! I saw this tutorial on your blog and thought, "DAMNIT I WISH I COULD READ THIS!" lol.. really helped demystify colors in photoshop.. CHEERS!
MY DAILY SKETCHES
If you can read this, I gave you 5 stars
The text is rather large. If the image was resized down so the text appeared in the same size it does on the forums, it could probably fit in the attachment manager.
You are a king amongst men
I don't know why, but my experience with RGB is significantly different from yours.
This is conversion between RGB and HSB:
Brightness = (the most intense light/ 255)*100.
Saturation = 100 - (the least intense light/ the most intense light)*100
Hue: It's related to all three lights, but I haven't test it out yet.The next intense light deals ONLY with hue.
[COLOR="Red"]Colors with the same brightness and hue have the same value of most intense light.
Colors with the same saturation and hue have the same R/G/B ratio.
Colors with the same saturation and brightness have the same value of least intense light and most intense light(their roles might change, but the amount is the same).
I tested all the rules above and they all apply correctly.
Though I don't know if you are talking about the adobe HSB system though.
Anyway, great tutorial, an eye-opener.
Edit: I read through David Briggs's wonderful tutorial again, and discovered your brightness is actually the lightness in HLS color space. Oops, all these systems are getting on my nerves.
Last edited by Aaron Death; March 14th, 2009 at 11:11 PM.