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Offline Filax_666

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #10 on: March 07, 2006, 08:04:17 pm
That's quite the thing I've been wanting to learn for sometime. Very useful information, everyone should "waste" some time reading it ;) oh, and thanks Helm, for all the time you must've wasted on this!

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 10:03:28 am
Wow. That is going to take some serious concentration and lots of caffeine to get through Helm :P I don't think I have the attention span to read through it all now, maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #12 on: March 09, 2006, 12:27:56 am
Many, many thanks Helm.  Both you and Dhaos gave me so much information, and revealed to me a lot of things I didn't know before.  Excellent descriptions; this will be a big help in the future.

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #13 on: March 09, 2006, 11:19:11 pm
faving this topic, for reading in college tomorrow...too tired at the moment.

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 07:14:36 am
I'm really new here so please forgive me if i sound very newbish to you guys.

What does HUE and Saturation mean? could anyone explain it in simple terms?
What is RGB and it's importance?

I've check MS paint and clicked on the edit color option and was able to see the hue there. I change the numerical value and it doesn't seem to go beyond 239. So how can this be applied? -->+red:5-25hue or 340-355hue

Thanks in advance, and I hope I'm not ruining the discussion here :(

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #15 on: March 16, 2006, 07:56:46 am
Welcome to the forums Froli ;D

I'm not really the best person to be doing this. Maybe someone more experienced could come and clean things up? heh.

Here is a chart that will hopefully explain some things for you:


Hue is pretty much the tone of the colour, like red, blue, green, yellow, purple etc. A hue of 0 is red.
Saturation is the intensity of that colour. A highly saturated colour is very bright, while a less saturated colour is dull and grayish.

RGB stands for Red, Green, Blue. Red, Green, and Blue are the primary colours of light. These three values code for the amount of red, green and blue that is shown in a particular pixel. For example 255,0,0 will give you the highest saturation of red that your monitor can show.

You can either choose colours by RGB Values or Hue, Sat (saturation), Lum (Luminance, also known as brightness or b) Values.

MS Paint uses strange values for its hue as it isn't really a professional art program. Hue is generally regarded as being a circle (and has a value between 0 - 360 degrees) however in paint for some reason it isn't :P.

Eek, hope you get what I'm trying to say, I'm very tired and should really be asleep.
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thanks Dogmeat!

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006, 08:35:29 am
Thank you dhaos and helm for taking your time to write down your thoughts on palette control. It's always been something that frustrated me as a pixel artist and those examples really help.

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #17 on: March 17, 2006, 01:26:35 am
This is by far the most useful thread ever.

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #18 on: March 17, 2006, 03:43:20 am
This is by far the most useful thread ever.
Agreed.  That's a nice chart too, Akira.  It's very clear.

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Re: Choosing colors and pallettes

Reply #19 on: March 17, 2006, 06:59:07 am
Thanks very much Akira, I understand it clear now :D. Now time to review what Dhaos and Helm explained here

Oh and before I forget, Is there a specific graphics program that has a color wheel and has a value between 0 - 360 degrees?
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