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September 4th, 2006 #1Registered User
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Photoshop color mixing question
I finally understand color. I understand the concepts of hue, saturation and value and now I am able to mix any color in photoshop (without using the sampler tool that is.) and I am pretty much dead on target with acuracy. Now I noticed that photoshop uses grays in order to produce a vast amounts of different colors. If I was to use that method in traditioanl media (oils, acrylics, etc) would I get the same results?
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October 6th, 2010 #4
this is really good question. I am learning colour and I can mix colours traditionally. When I mix blue and yellow I get green but in PS I get very unsaturated green . Feels like grey have been added there . Very strange
June 21st, 2012 #5
I am in the same situation with color mixing. Nice to know it's a common problem. There have been others that say you can change the color modes and use blending layers and alot of technical steps, however there must be a simple way to do it. I've been playing with a 60-75% percent flow with p.sensitivity and I still get the unsaturated grey much like the results that have been mentioned here so far.
June 21st, 2012 #6
So this old topic got bumped, just gonna say...change the mode to LAB mode
But the answer to the question is not really. RGB uses a different mode of adding colors while traditional tools tend to use the opposite.
Subtractive mixing vs Additive mixing