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Movies In Color. Here is a comprehensive list of all the films featured on this blog as well as their IMDB links. Samantha Keely Smith. Color Harmony: Why Hulk Wears Purple Pants. 45+ Useful Tools for Choosing the Right Color Palette - TrendLeaks. Color is one of the most decisive elements in any kind of design and the color palette used have a huge effect on the mood of the viewers. Experienced designers know exactly what colors to use for waking up certain emotions and feelings in people. One of the initial steps when designing websites and creating graphic designs is to choose the right color palette. This will work as the foundation for coloring any design element during the work, which is why, creating a cool color up front palette may be a bit challenging.

One of the popular ways to get started is to look for color inspiration e.g. in stripe patterns and colorful websites or simply use a color tool. Finding the right tool to help you choose the right color palette is however not that easy. While the color schemes might be basic the tools on the other hand offers many different services. Luckily, there are many different tools for choosing the right color palette. Colorotate – MORE INFO Kuler – MORE INFO Pictaculous – MORE INFO. Sphere: Color Theory Visualizer.

COPASO | Pro Color Palette Software from COLOURlovers. The Color Scheme Designer. Color wheel | Color schemes - Adobe Color CC. ColoRotate: Colors come to life in 3D. PSG Art tutorial.

Foreword I believe there is logic behind why a picture works or not. I also believe that humans are meat machines, and that one day computers will be able to emulate humans and what we do. Since logic can be formulated into rules, guidelines and theories, these can be shared. I will attempt to do so here. Note that I have just empirically deduced the theories I present here, and that I'm a highly fallible meat machine. At some point a painting is good enough and our personal preferences and limited human cognitive and intellectual abilities will not notice or care about imperfections. As we learn more about art, we might start noticing more and more discrepancies (and become grumpy in the eyes of others). Many rules also play against each other and may cancel each other out, or become invalidated because of a stylistic approach .

The far most useful critique I can give developing artist is: Practice. Updates 2012 May02: Clarified stuff in the Terminology section. Table of contents Licence. Itchy animation - quirky illustration and characters by Richard Yot. LIGHT - a detailed tutorial Throughout this article I will be using a diagram of a white ball on white card to demonstrate how light behaves in different everyday situations: Here it illustrates a sunny afternoon. The main source of light is the sun, whilst the blue sky supplies a second source of light with very different characteristics.

Some light is also bouncing between the white base and the ball and supplies a third source of light. The brightest light is coming from the sun and is white light emanating from a small source, which causes it to cast sharp edged shadows. The second source, the blue sky, is a very large light source and as a result has very soft shadows (which in any case are completely masked by the direct light coming from the sun).

The light coming from the blue sky has a very strong colour cast which affects everything in this scene. Why is the terminator the darkest area on the ball? Why is the light from the sky blue? Light bounces High key and low key High key. Color theory. Vision and color are at the heart of painting. Here is the most comprehensive discussion for artists of color perception, color psychology, "color theory" and color mixing available online, and one of the most comprehensive available anywhere in any format. modern color theory (concepts) talking about color • misconceptions in tradtional color theory • additive & subtractive color mixing • visual color relationships modern color theory (applications) material color relationships • talking about paints • many painters' palettes • principles of color contrast • color symbolism • summary learning color through paints three guiding principles • 27 color study topics tonal value the dominance of value • the value scale • hue, lightness and saturation • the artist's value wheel • grayscales & gamut mapping • painting values. the artist's value wheel (HTML • PDF) color temperature color wheels creating a color wheel • "primary" color wheel • secondary color wheel • tertiary color wheel • more is less?

The Gamut Mask - FREE Interactive color harmony tool for painters. The Gamut Mask is a great way to created harmonic color schemes. It simplifies your color choices and saves you lots of time and paint in achieving unified color palettes quickly and easily. This Gamut Mask Tool was developed by me (Richard Robinson) and is provided to you free to use. The original concept of the Gamut Mask was developed by James Gurney (, artist and author of the fantastically illustrated Dinotopia books ( Below are some samples of harmonic color schemes achieved by using the Gamut Mask. First I designed an image with a limited value study.

Color Scheme Designer 3. Code couleur.