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6 Color Scheme Tools. Color Blender. Color Blender The Color Blender is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0 License.

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This tool is provided without warranty, guarantee, or much in the way of explanation. Note that use of this tool may or may not crash your browser, lock up your machine, erase your hard drive, or e-mail those naughty pictures you hid in the Utilities folder to your mother. Don't blame me if anything bad happens to you, because it's actually the aliens' fault. The code expressed herein is solely that of the author, and he's none too swift with the JavaScript, if you know what we mean, so it's likely to cause giggle fits in anyone who knows what they're doing. Paint Some Life into Your Skin Tones. May 14th, 2007 One of the biggest challenges a beginning painter will face is learning to paint flesh tones.

Paint Some Life into Your Skin Tones

The skin is highly complex, made up of varying colors and textures; if you get one thing wrong, you could end up with some pretty scary results. Here’s a few simple tips to help you conquer this problem. Choosing Your Colors Beginning artists often like to paint a caucasian person using a generic peach color. To make a portrait effective, the viewer has to believe in it, and he will simply have a hard time doing that if the subject looks more like a Barbie doll than a human being.

Start by choosing your general light and dark colors for your skin. ColorTheory_Screen_White.jpg from paper-leaf.com - StumbleUpon. Color Palette Generator. Color Palette Generator #ffeeff #ffccdd #eeaaaa dull #33aa77 #ffeeee #ffbbdd #ff7799 vibrant URL of image: Make color schemes.

Color Palette Generator

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Color Scheme Designer 3. Kuler. Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx - StumbleUpon. Why study color theory?

Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx - StumbleUpon

If you are involved in the creation or design of visual documents, an understanding of color will help when incorporating it into your own designs. Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right. " Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating. While attending the University of Minnesota I enrolled in almost every course I could from different departments: graphic design, interior design, and fine arts. During my studies, I learned that there were 2 main reasons why scholars investigated color—the first involved the communication of colors; the other involved the application of color.

Communicating Color What is red? HTML Red Pantone® Red Pantone® Warm Red TRUEMATCH® 6-a Color Application The next several pages of this site offer a tutorial regarding color theory. Color is Value. Once a long time ago I was trying to pick the brain of a co-worker about color.

Color is Value

He seemed to be really good with color and I was trying to get some guidance and help. He didn't really know what to tell me. He just shrugged and said, "All you need to know is that color is value. That's it. " A simple statement, but I found it to be very helpful and insightful. So....what does it mean? So basically it means that, even though you're working with color, the painting should still work if it's converted back into a black, white and grey sketch, and should still follow the general rules about value that I talked about last post. Photoshop has the ability to convert any color image into black and white so that you can check your values easily if you're working digitally. And Photoshop will convert your image to black, white and grey so you can check your values.

I often felt that the black and white images looked better than the final color.