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    How to choose the right colors?

    I'm working on this project right now but I am stumped. I don't know how to pick the right colors that go well together.

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    That's kinda vague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    That's kinda vague.
    Its more than vague, its actually useless as a thread starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    That's kinda vague.
    And really ironic given the OP's username?

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    The irony of the name kills me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    That's kinda vague.
    Define "kinda".

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    Quote Originally Posted by colortheory View Post
    I'm working on this project right now but I am stumped. I don't know how to pick the right colors that go well together.
    OK, ok...before everyone starts getting all up in arms that somehow all the "high and mighty" folk are being snarky, let me see if I can address the OP's question...'k...hang on....uhm....wait....nope.

    C'mon...doesn't someone have a tutorial about this?

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    And now he's logged off.

    Classic thread, really. Compelling and rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Define "kinda".
    Hey now, it could have been just "What colours should I use for my project?". Now we at least know they have to be the right colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colortheory View Post
    I'm working on this project right now but I am stumped. I don't know how to pick the right colors that go well together.
    I don't know about anybody else, but I believe you.

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    Well since no one else is answering the question.

    Crap Brown and Hot Pink. Pick those.

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    Puce.

    The world needs more puce.

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    Man, its a tough crowd in here.

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    This thread is golden.

    Paint everything black, black goes with everything...

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    Palette from Colour-control by Frank Morley Fletcher


    Edit: the idea is from the book not the image.
    It is a near full color pallet that works for almost anything in key light of warm colors with cool accents and is dynamically balanced. You have to make tints, tones, and shades to get colors you with paint with. they are spaced for a reason. the colors are as they relate to a 12 step Color wheel going clockwise
    yellow
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    blue violet
    violet red
    red orange
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    It's not exactly helping you choose the colours for your project personally (That we can't really help you with. Colour choice is down to the artist).

    I did find this useful though, It might help with your colour mixing;


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    The user never mentioned if this was digital or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    The user never mentioned if this was digital or not.
    No, with all the other info he gave us, I can't blame him for forgetting one or two small details.

    That reminds me guys, I'm working on something but now I'm stuck. What should I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    No, with all the other info he gave us, I can't blame him for forgetting one or two small details.

    That reminds me guys, I'm working on something but now I'm stuck. What should I do?
    Lemme give you a Photoshop tutorial because obviously, everyone who is stuck on something uses Photoshop

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    -_- It can be applied to other digital programs too.

    It's not like he gave us anything to really work on. Assumption is the safest bet.

    Dunno about you, but you can draw a general basis of colouring from that digital or otherwise. Since it does give a bit of a show of how to compose /some/ colouring.

    Just trying to help _

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.k.a.Ciel View Post
    -_- It can be applied to other digital programs too.

    It's not like he gave us anything to really work on. Assumption is the safest bet.

    Dunno about you, but you can draw a general basis of colouring from that digital or otherwise. Since it does give a bit of a show of how to compose /some/ colouring.

    Just trying to help _
    We're just fooling around. I don't think there is really much point in offering any cohesive help at this stage. The OP is keeping us all in serious suspense as to what his project is. For all we know he could be painting a mural on his thatch roof with watercolours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    For all we know he could be painting a mural on his thatch roof with watercolours.
    That could be awkward...
    Surely oils or acrylics would be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.k.a.Ciel View Post
    That could be awkward...
    Surely oils or acrylics would be better?
    Most likely, but we won't know until our OP breaks the silence.

    I couldn't sleep last night thinking about this thread. If this project is not something utterly profound I'm going to throw myself under a train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.k.a.Ciel View Post
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    Dunno about you, but you can draw a general basis of colouring from that digital or otherwise. Since it does give a bit of a show of how to compose /some/ colouring.

    Just trying to help _
    I understand you're trying to help but....remember you came here trying to learn color theory yourself...so...

    Not for skin tones....that thing is terrible (and kinda offensive)

    Also "shadows are usually a desaturated color" isn't exactly true. There are many times I find more colors in shadows. It depends on the object and mood, you're trying to create etc.

    http://www.huevaluechroma.com/093.php Those show different saturation of red, and red with high saturation but changing brightness and chroma.

    Here is something more advanced but very helpful too

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=112049

    http://www.huevaluechroma.com


    And the Fine Arts forum is full of foundational goodness that gives you the tools to learn in various media http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7

    Take a look. I was in those forums for months before I even registered for an account. I then registered for an account for the exclusive content at the time and lurked more. I'm still finding information in those forums that help me learn.

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    The reason I gave that small tutorial is because that started helping me get my head around it. I'm not saying go for it page by page, but it can give a general idea.

    I appreciate the links, but I'm just trying to help. Me coming here to learn colour theory myself doesn't mean that my suggestions wouldn't be useful.
    I'm trying to relate. I found something that helped me start understanding it so I thought it might be to them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.k.a.Ciel View Post
    The reason I gave that small tutorial is because that started helping me get my head around it. I'm not saying go for it page by page, but it can give a general idea.

    I appreciate the links, but I'm just trying to help. Me coming here to learn colour theory myself doesn't mean that my suggestions wouldn't be useful.
    I'm trying to relate. I found something that helped me start understanding it so I thought it might be to them too.
    Ok, so what parts should the person be looking at so they understand? You, after all you were the one dropping in the tutorial.

    If you are just learning, and find a tutorial and think well that helps when you don't know enough of the drawbacks and misinformation in that tutorial, do you think you're helping or possibly hurting?

    Remember CA is a long standing forum, you may want to look around the forum and see if there is information covering topics you don't know. There may be new info, but start with looking and researching first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I couldn't sleep last night thinking about this thread. If this project is not something utterly profound I'm going to throw myself under a train.
    That would suck balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
    That would suck balls.
    Well...ball. Singular. In my case anyway.



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    Also, this is far from the first time you've posted really vague, general questions. How about you do the general research on your own, and then ask for help with the specifics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by colortheory View Post
    I'm working on this project right now but I am stumped. I don't know how to pick the right colors that go well together.
    Three parts green, six parts aqua, one part yellow, one part red, one part magenta, obviously.


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