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Offline Pixel Muffin

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Best Color Pallet for Skin tones?

on: May 03, 2011, 10:16:19 pm
As the topic describes, what would you all suggest is the best pallet for natural skin tones?

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Re: Best Color Pallet for Skin tones?

Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 01:25:40 am
Well it depends on the race of course. British will differ from Nigerian, etc.

Do this. Go grab a couple of nice reference photos with good lighting, no compression artifacts and color sample different parts of where skin is showing.

Furthermore, make selections of patches of skin and do an "average blur" and then sample that.

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Re: Best Color Pallet for Skin tones?

Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 12:55:09 pm
Books on painting in the classical style will also teach you a lot about how skin tone variations actually work.

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Re: Best Color Pallet for Skin tones?

Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 02:45:55 pm
Another consideration is setting; what are the lighting conditions the skin exists within? This will have a dramatic effect on the palette. For this reason I agree with NickZA that reading up on the "mechanics" of skin colour is the best course of action.