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10-22-2006, 09:41 AM
Paint tube (for background)
Airbrush (for sun)
Pallette knife (for blending background
Eraser (for revealing black paper layer underneath)

Paper: colour black
Colour load: Rangitoto sunrise

I added colours on the top of black paper, then I used the eraser tool to reveal the black paper underneath.


D Akey
10-22-2006, 09:54 AM
Very nice.

What's 'rangitoto'?

10-22-2006, 10:01 AM
Rangitoto is a colour load file in Artrage 2 :D

D Akey
10-22-2006, 10:21 AM
Ah. heh. Haven't looked there since I make so many of my own palettes for AR. One of my quirks. :D Love the control over color in AR.

Anyway, looks like you have coordinated features of AR into a very successful image. Very creative and scientific.

10-22-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks, what colour palettes do you create?

10-22-2006, 10:36 AM
Rangitoto is an island just off the coast of Auckland. It is volcanic, and has a very distinct cone shape. In geologic terms, it is only very recently extinct - last eruption was around 800 years ago.
It takes about 90 minute to get to Rangitoto by Ferry, and it's a two hours hike to the summit. The view from the top back toward Auckland city is breath-taking.
In the tracing images folder of the ArtRage application resources you'll find rangitoto sunrise.jpg - that picture is taken from one of the beaches on the waterfront of Auckland city. Rangitoto is the island at the left.

Jules, that's a fantastic silhouette. Brilliantly done. The background sky and sun definitely conveys the idea of hot desert.

D Akey
10-22-2006, 10:43 AM
This explains how I do it (from the tips and tricks forum):



That's how I do it.

Ever envy somebody's color sense from a painting? The sky's the limit (no pun intended about Rangitoto for your painting ) :D

Photo, animation still, painting, anything at all. If you can grab it, you can turn it into a palette.

And the good part is that you can then learn the colors so that at some point, you'll forget about other people's palettes altogether because you will have developed an inherent color sense from this process.

It elimintes the mechanical hurdle of learning color from mixing, etc. (cause you've picked what already works mood wise.)

Thus you can focus on other bits of picture making like composition, forms and surfaces, and the juiciest of all -- the intent of the painting/subject matter.

10-22-2006, 10:58 AM
Thanks Andy. Very interesting about the volcano 8)

10-22-2006, 11:01 AM
Thanks for the links D Akey i ill go and read them, do you think I can create colour palettes in photoshop elements? I dont have the full photoshop. I'm going to crank up P E anyway just to check :o

10-22-2006, 11:10 AM
Nope unable to in photoshop elements :?

D Akey
10-22-2006, 11:46 AM
Check my second link in my previous post for more info. You can see that you don't need to make a palette to use a pic as a palette. You can load any properly sized pic and use it as a palette in its full range.

Fashmir or Hanzz or somebody posted this a long while back. I hope they don't mind my re-posting them. They go in: artrage2/resources/pickers/ranges
(or maybe somewhere else too).

You can use the eye dropper, and pull samples from any pic, and drop it into the template with a paint bucket in Elements. Then save it to the Ranges folder in the same format and same size.

Anyway, this is just a starting point until you can explore some more on target for you. But you can also explore variants in Elements by making one in a range you like and by playing with your adjusters in Variations, etc.

So you have a good starting point.

(I have only ever seen Elements once, but I think it has these features at least).


10-22-2006, 12:05 PM
yeh cheers for that, I also found the create colour picker tool 8) So cool ! Ive had artrage a while and didnt know about this feature.

D Akey
10-22-2006, 12:10 PM
yeh cheers for that, I also found the create colour picker tool 8)


They automated it. Very cool. So there we go.

10-22-2006, 12:23 PM
great camel ...jules

great baffling colour type conversation dakey .....hee ......i'll stick with artrage 1.3 ......no layers no messin :lol: really mean im stuck on ancient computer with acient operating system ........windows m/e ......haa

10-23-2006, 11:28 AM
neat jules and a really interesting point of view to see the sunset through a camels feet