View Full Version : Real Colour Wheel

05-06-2009, 01:47 AM
I sampled some colours from the excellent Real Colour Wheel site: http://realcolorwheel.com/tubecolors.htm
I couldn't find a couple of them so I got the RGB values from Wikipedia and the greys are just there for quickness.

I turned them into a colour samples panel for my own use to experiment, but here it is in case it is useful to anyone:

Download Link (http://www.boxy.co.uk/uploads/colour/OilColours.zip)


While I'm on this subject I would love to see a mixing palette for ArtRage3. I don't really like Painter's, it is very clumsy. I can kind of do it with tubes and a pallet knife but it would be great if the results were more predictable and closer to mixing real oils :)

05-06-2009, 02:44 AM
Thank you for the color samples! **I second the idea for a mixing palette... It would be so great. Right now, I leave space on my canvas for mixing colors and finish that area last, but I would love to have a separate area completely for this.

05-06-2009, 10:47 AM
I'm using a separate layer at the moment which isn't ideal so lets hope they already thought of it :)

05-07-2009, 12:34 AM
This is interesting. I never figured out what people wanted colour palettes for, as I mix it straight into the painting or use the colour picker - but I agree, a mixing palette would be fascinating and handy.

05-07-2009, 12:41 AM
Hi Flynn
You're right, it is not a practical thing, and it is certainly quicker using the colour picker. However I personally would find it interesting because I paint in traditional oils, and as part of that process I do sometimes make digital studies first. It would be great to mimic reasonably accurate colour mixing so I could try stuff out first instead of wasting real paint, which aint that cheap :)

05-27-2009, 06:17 PM
Yea, Painter has one, I would love for ArtRage to have the same feature. Sometimes I paint a mixed palette then size it down and use it as a custom picker.

05-27-2009, 06:31 PM
On that subject (ish), I simply cannot believe that in this day and age no version of Adobe Bloatoshop allows you to keep a colour picker panel open, not even the system picker. I believe some desparate 3rd party has developed a colourwheel plugin for CS4 now, but the kind people at Adobe have made the upgrade too expensive... again... :)
That fact staggers me every I try to paint with it.

05-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Thanks for sharing Boxy, cool palette.

I have never really taken full advantage of the mixing palette in Painter, which is a shame because it is really intuitive and actually has the ability to mix pigments correctly-ish.

I read over at CA that some Ambient Design boys helped, or coded the complete mixer palette back when Painter was under Metadesign (or something rather). So the ability to create a similar palette is possible.

05-27-2009, 07:45 PM
Hi Boxy,
Just wanted to warn you that because these colours have been sampled from a monitor that many of them fall out of the cmyk gamut (i.e. cannot be reproduced in printers inks).

To fix this just double-click the foreground swatch in 'bloatoshop' (heehee i hear ya brother), and follow the attached diagram to switch to nearest printable colour.

05-27-2009, 07:50 PM
Hey Juz
I realised this after downloading your excellent set :) Currently I'm using that one instead, but actually I think it would be worth adjusting them at some point to see how they compare :)

SHAP00PI - I'm hoping AR3 brings us these nice goodies :)