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January 11th, 2003 #1Registered User
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mixing color painter
is there any way to mix colors in painter like you would normal oils or acrylics? for example if i was doing a shadow in oils by mixing blue and the local color mixed with teh compliment. i tried a most of the brushes and messed with the opacity but still havent really found what im looking for.
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There are several, if not many, ways to mix color in Painter. Since you're not dealing with pigment, though, it can sometimes take a little experimenting to get certain color mixes that work. Blue and yellow to make green is one example that people have had some problems with.
A lot of Painter artists just "mix" their colors in the Art Materials palette's Colors section by fist picking a Hue, then adjusting the Saturation and Value by moving the little circle in the Hue/Saturation triangle. Then the Hue can be easily adjusted.
If you don't like that way of getting your colors, there's a collection of color mixing tutorials on my site and also one set of colors that gets you at least one good green you could start with, then do variations.
A Few Ways to Mix Colors
Also useful are Color Sets. They can be created by saving colors one at a time (the colors you mix, maybe?), and a Color Set can be created instantly from any image. Here are a couple of tutorials for understanding and creating Painter Color Sets:
Using Color Sets
Creating Custom Color Sets
And another that explains how to "mix" two colors on the brush itself, so its individual bristles paint each of the colors:
Mixing Two Colors on a Brush to Paint Hair