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Offline Tomicz

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Help me to color my character

on: June 22, 2016, 04:07:03 pm
Hello there.

I am making my new game, but I always sucked with colors, I somehow always manage to create nice looking game, but the player always bland with background. I need your help how to color my character ?

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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 04:31:38 pm
There are a few ways you can go about doing that as I understand.
  • Check the values, the background should be darker.
  • Increase the contrast of the character's colors, make them a little richer
  • Add outlines to your character to separate it from the other tiles and background.
Correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 04:47:30 pm
How do I check values ?

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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 04:48:52 pm
Just convert it to greyscale.  :y: What software do you use?
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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 10:07:57 pm
tsej's advice overall is sound, but I'd like to add that the background can also be lighter than the character, especially if it's a daytime exterior. The important thing is that the background has less contrast than the character, and that the average values of the two are different.

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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 12:34:38 am
Here's a few quick attempts:





Might have butchered your character, and your color scheme if you used those colors elsewhere.

Here is one with just the character changed.  Problem is if you pump up his contrast and brightness any more you start getting a neon green feel which doesn't seem natural.

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Re: Help me to color my character

Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 05:08:15 am
Ah, eishiya, thanks. That is indeed correct and an oversight on my part. 
Experiment with a few things and post them here!
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