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    How do I create a palette from an existing image?

    I tried the dropper but it seems to sample a very small area and I need to sample a larger area. I tried the clone but it seems that's a way to paint with another painting, when I want to basically recreate the palette from another image, not the image itself.


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    Hi mysterious person I'll have to watch over at WetCanvas! from now on,

    What you want (in Corel Painter terms) is not palette, but a Color Set.

    Palettes are, for example:
    • Layers
    • Channels
    • Scripts
    • Text
    • Papers
    • Patterns
    • Brush Controls.... etc.

    Then there are Custom Palettes to hold brush cateogry icons and menu command buttons.


    Color Sets can be made easily:
    • From any image
    • From a Layer
    • From a selection
    • From the Mixer pad
    • By creating a new empty Color Set, then adding colors one by one


    Read the following to learn how to use the Color Sets palette:

    Painter IX (or Painter X) Help > Help Topics > Contents tab > Color

    On the right panel, click the link named Working with Color Sets.

    On the next page, read the sections named:
    • Using Color Sets
    • Customizing Color Set Layouts
    • Creating Color Sets
    • Editing Color Sets

    You might also want to read the last section, Annotating Colors, but it's not as important for what you want to do as the other sections are.


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    Ah, okay thanks Jin. Seems I was making it more complicated than it had to be (creating a color from a selection sounds right).

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    Now I'm back where I started. When I grab a color from a selection it doesn't sample (i.e., average) it, but grabs all the colors and makes them available. I like that, but I also need to get a color sampled from the whole selection.
    Last edited by JQP; February 21st, 2007 at 04:12 PM.

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    Use the Mixer palette to mix the colors until you get a mix you like, then use the Mixer palette Dropper tool to pick the color or colors you like and add them to a Color Set. Or just use the Mixer palette Dropper tool to pick, then paint.

    That's what a traditional artist would do and that's why the Mixer palette was added a couple of versions back (Painter 8 I think)... so we can mix colors like a "real" artist. Seriously, lots of Painter users come from a traditonal painting background and wanted a way to mix colors without picking up white from the Canvas (or whatever color it was).

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    Yeah I was just trying something similar by using blender brushes within the selection before using the dropper. I'll give the mixer a go too. Thanks Jin!

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    Someone recently recommended decreasing the resolution on an image to the point where it completely pixellates on you. (40 or 50 pixels on a side is a reasonable range). Then simply zoom in and grab the ones you want.

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    JQP,

    Just thought of another thing you might try:

    Select a few pixels, copy, then Edit > Paste Into New Image.

    Use Effects > Focus > Super Soften and type a number you think might work. If it doesn't work, Undo and try another number.

    It's a very fast way of blending colors. Sorry I forgot about it 'til now.

    On the left is the selection of pixels. On the right are the same pixels after I used Effects > Focus > Super Soften 50.00 pixels:

    How do I create a palette from an existing image?

    Just an example. You could use fewer pixels and get a different result.


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    Thanks bd, Jin, I'll try those too.

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