Checking color: Importance of the surrounding.

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Old 03 March 2011   #1
Checking color: Importance of the surrounding.

Hi,

How do you check your color while painting in photoshop (or with any other technique), how do you check your color?

In the book by James Gurney "Color and Light:A guide for the realist painter", he says that "Michel-Eugène Chevreul [...] demonstrated that colors can be understood only in relation to each other and that no color exist in isolation."

And while painting in photoshop I use a middle gray background, and while looking for my colors and laying them down to get my palette, I find it really hard to get the right color.

I use a trick used by Carder to learn to see the color, and I put my estimated color ontop of the picture I try to reproduce.
And even if I get the right color it doesn't appear to be good on the gray background, same when I think it is right if I put the color over the picture I can completly see that it's wrong.
The most difficult is to get the right value, sometime I get them way higher then what they are.

So long story made short, do yo have any "trick" or any advice to help to check the color correctly?

Thank you.
 
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