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07 July 2005, 10:51 PM
I had a quick question...

I was wondering if any of you had some tips on picking out colors...
now I mean like...
Muted colors

in which direction in the color picker do you go in?

07 July 2005, 02:13 AM
I've found that the easiest way to choose saturation/tint is to use HSB mode in the color pallete, instead of RGB. In HSB mode, you have 3 sliders: Hue, Saturation, Black. I think of any of the color modes you can choose in the pallete, this one is the most straight forward for painting.

08 August 2005, 07:30 PM
take a traditional painting class and a color theory class. Once you have a bunch of experience with real life color digital color will come to you with little effort.

untill then use photographs or other art works and steal their pallete for your own pieces. It sounds sinfull, but its realy not that bad.

08 August 2005, 10:55 PM
As far as I understand it. The PhotoShop Color Picker is setup with Value going vertically and Saturation horizontally. Took a screen shot of what I mean. Picking muted colors is easy, just don't pick from the higher areas unless you need those colors. Pick something with lower saturation and value. Also, picking from a photo is something to try as well, Nick Pugh uses this method in his second gnomon dvd with a pretty cool result. (

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